Octopodal Origins presents a fictional scientific narrative that juxtaposes ephemeral marine life with antiquated technology. These photographs, moving sculptures, and puzzling installations suggest functioning experiments to provide content that questions morality, grasps the fragility of organic life, exhibits the destructive and beneficial nature of machines and technologies, sees the force behind electricity, and wonders about our vital quest for energy. Octopodal Origins ultimately explores the concept of creation itself.
Graduate Thesis, Maryland Institute College of Art , Baltimore, Maryland. 2014