"Geodesics" and "Dark Matter" originate in the empty void of a 3D modeling program. The two series investigate the relationship between virtual 3-dimensional space and the translation of that space into the flat rectangle of a drawing.
The "Geodesics" series is a tribute to the spirit of investigation into the frontiers of science and engineering, in particular the innovations of Buckminster Fuller, a futurist and early advocate of sustainability who coined the phrase "spaceship Earth.” His geodesic spheres became symbols of an optimistic movement toward an improved future, a utopian quest to improve the world through efficient and better design. As curator Nicole Caruth writes about the series, “Geodesic Spheres embody many different ideas about digital systems and globalization, the architectures of the web, and to the unknowns of future technologies.”
“Dark Matter” takes its name from the unknown matter that makes up 27% of the universe, according to current scientific research; only 5% of the observable universe as we know it is visible. Drawing allows the “dark matter” contained within the mind to manifest in the tangible world. As such, it is the essential first step in bringing a new design, form, idea, or building to life.