Installed at Mixed Use Gallery; Minnesota St. Project:
As a little kid growing up in rural Oregon i was always feet in the dirt catching snakes. as i get older and return there from time to time, i find that the snakes are gone. in this piece, i explore the existential side of perception and how it undetectably shifts under our feet. are the snakes gone because of environmental changes? or have i changed, now over 6' tall, can i just no longer see them because i'm no longer on their level? have i changed or have my surroundings? each hanging ceramic piece, part of a wild and free feral snake, represents shifting identities and perceptions in my life, a reminder to always try and see things from multiple sides.