INFINITE PRESENCE

Mixed media
2021

Statement

Deep in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, a simple creek flows down a holler near the hillside we call home. We don’t live there now, not really. Not with our bodies at least. But all of our wandering souls, as corporeal faces, are often drawn to a romanticized version of our origin. This journey, along with the nine generations of mountain folks that preceded us, began on Upper Chloe Creek in Pikeville, Kentucky. Today I am able to produce work from a private studio on 5th Avenue in downtown Manhattan, in New York, New York. My attention is on presence, in time and space. This work seeks to disrupt the vast limits of absence within cumulative, empirical evidence surrounding the infinite course of nature.