“As a conceptual artist, I develop collaborative, research-based projects that traverse varied mediums and disciplines, generally engaging the audience through sensory experience. The medium—whether photography, installation, video, performance or sculpture—is matched to each project's conceptual foundation. My works typically utilize corporal sensation as a vehicle for communicating ideas about primal experience, memory, and sociocultural issues. By reframing common everday materials through experimental procedures, the works generate subjective, visceral, and often confrontational experiences. In the project Ziema, I was interested in surrendering more of tthe creative process to a wider group of participants by inviting them to interact with the work in deeply personal ways."