Art + Design Approach
I am an alchemist at work in the Sonoran desert. My conceptually-driven 'pataphysical projects stem from technocultural analysis, demonic possession and Dissociative Trance Disorder, spiritual / ontological / phenomenological quest, suicidal ideation, and hyperactive media immersion. My critical design processes involve a heavy dose of research, iterative creative tinkering, and experimentation and dabbling in areas at the edges of my cognitive and bodily limits. The aesthetics of my work reflect a long standing interest in horror and science fiction. Additionally, as an american tagged as "Generation X" growing up, my pop cultural knowledge is rooted in skateboarding, punk rock, hip hop, underground / experimental art + design / comics / film / video / animation, and video games. My work has been shown in a variety of exhibition spaces, museums, public / commercial sites, and publications. I have done freelance and studio based media design projects for over 20 years. I have published research with psychologists, scientists, and engineers involving optical dynamics and visual perception. I have received numerous grants and awards in the fields of art, computer graphics, and education. The focus of my current work has moved past gallery or museum-oriented Art "objects and images" (Art games) towards the field of game and interactive design (art of games), with a particular interest in the therapeutic value and critical / exploratory capacities of the form. I also enjoy drawing, playing with algorithms, making music, and building instruments.
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