My artworks are durational experiences made from mixed-media comprising gold leaf, microprocessor controlled LEDs, fiber optics, and sensors. They require active participation from the viewer, whose movement and sound transform the rhythmic patterns.
I am influenced by interlocking Shipibo designs that form vibratory geometric patterns, believed to be sung into existence by indigenous women of the Peruvian Amazon. These designs are painted on their faces, on their ceramics, woven into their textiles, and used for healing. According to Angelika Gebhart-Sayer, Professor of Ethnology, University of Marburg, "...the song-design, which saturates the patient's body and is believed to untangle distorted physical and psycho-spiritual energies, restores harmony to the somatic, psychic and spiritual systems of the patient. The designs are permanent and remain with a person's spirit even after death."