I’m trying to think of how I came to any of the works. I always feel like I’ve been incepted. Like the ideas are just being thrown into my head, I don’t know where it comes from but in reality it’s just these ideas develop off of all the things that you have experienced throughout the day or other interactions with people, or conclusions drawn from my work. So, I don’t feel like I arrive at an idea and then I look to produce it. I feel like sometimes what will happen is this kind of abstract concept will kind of come together and I’ll be like „ah I can see something,” and now I try to find a ways to have that something become more thing-ish. To imagine, for instance, working with the brain and taking information out. I sought out these devices, like I sought out brain-computer-interfaces to see where the technology was and what could be accomplished with those that are accurately portraying what would I like. I mean ideally, in the Star Trek universe I would be projecting this in like a hollow deck and you’ll be exactly seeing this. But it’s the same conclusion, it’s just more maybe visual. So I feel like the way that the artwork manifests comes much later and I don’t start off by saying, “oh I’m going to make a painting,” and try to find to content to fill it. I feel like I start with content and then I try to find a way, the most meaningful way to execute that, or to translate, to transmit that to someone. So that’s why I feel like it’s kind of nice to live in this everything-all-at-once universe where it’s perfectly legitimate for me to produce an entire series or lenticulars, or paintings, or gifs, or objects and no one of those is my medium, you know, it’s the concept first for a piece.
I really like involving other people’s work or referencing other people’s work in my own work, you know, previously it kind of was limited to these wider collection of art-historical names that were the communicative currency whereas now, it’s much easier with the internet to be able to reference someone more contemporary or who had just done a project a few weeks ago, that I can address in my work and so, I like to involve those sorts of… that sort of content in my work and then also leave it open-ended for people to be able to add to it or take away from it. So I like to kind of just act as a funnel and not be this end cap whereas, it’s like, yeah look here is my grand and final idea and don’t touch this and it’s mine forever. I like to introduce these concepts and then let’s see what happens cause I like to be able to see my work influence other work as well and then to play of off that, it’s much more like the internet in that sense, that its way of thinking is really, I think, helpful for the arts and for artists to not feel so constricted. And also because of the internet the institution of a gallery serves a different purpose and so it does act as this point of cultural saturation but in order to get your artwork out there, you can do it in so many different ways and, yeah it’s different, it’s much different than it was I think, 10 years ago.