What you dont see
I was raised in Washington, D.C., and my family kept a sailboat docked on the nearby Chesapeake Bay. There is nothing like swimming in such dim water and feeling something soft and unseen brushing against your bare skin. You have no idea if it is seaweed, your own hair . . . or tentacles.
Seeing beauty in the beast
Jellyfish represent a duality. They are beautiful and menacing, fragile and dangerous. With the jellyfish sculptures, I make work that walks a fine line between beauty and disgust.
Theres no place like om
I traveled extensively through Tibet, documenting the murals in the temples of that country. I [listened] to the music I had with me on that trip while working on the Jelly pieces in order to help recapture the effect of those spaces on my sensibilities.
One life to live
I have no religious beliefs whatsoever. I understand that religion can provide comfort. But for me, the courageous and beautiful choice is to accept my biological and finite nature.