My work focuses on questioning what constitutes artistic labor by instructing and negotiating with the will of machines. I work to examine the traditional relationship viewers have had with analog artwork across mediums and how that compares to our perception of digital images. Through this, a dialogue forms between us, from pure control to a symbiotic relationship where I accept the will, limitations, and preferences of the machines as a critical aspect of the creative process.
There is an emerging theory and practice of co-robotics in automation which explores how humans can work alongside machines to accomplish goals neither would be able to achieve without the other. This concept reflects the fundamentally optimistic approach to my practice. Through the use of computing, automated equipment, and more traditional mediums, my machines and I have been able to create this work which could not be created otherwise.