When I was a kid, I often empathized with inanimate objects. A Kleenex box on my headboard felt unloved because I never held it as I did my stuffed animals. Consequently, I would sometimes add it to my plush family for snuggling.
Looking through the lenses of playfulness, emotional warmth, and scenes from a dramatic child-like imagination, the ‘bots series seeks to explore the sentience of non-sentient beings. Each piece searches for a line between humanity and technology, a singular point when robots can finally know emotion.
Like the torn and cut scraps of paper used to create these scenes, each picture records just a tiny fragment of a single, precious life experience, felt by the ‘bots in each thump of their metallic, ticking hearts.
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Master of Arts, 2003
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, 1999