Since 1999, I have
been employing a technique where I use body movement and a fictional persona
as a tool to extract subconscious narratives or moods from an environment. Since this improvisation involves a response to a particular setting, I began to refer to
each event as an environment specific performance.
Much like painting, where one might
begin with a spontaneous stroke of the brush and let that mark
lead, I do the same with my body in creating
compositions. I feel like an archaeologist excavating a
story and documenting the findings. My partner Michael
records the interactions that I later translate in the studio. The
performances have been distilled into mixed media encaustic works,
etchings, videos, and gallery installations.