Artist Statement


Language is a fundamental aspect of human behaviour.

Language is one way by which we communicate ideas and information and truth. We do this with statements or propositions that we assert as true or false.

My art investigates how context in our language affects truth, or more specifically proposition truth for contextual reasoning. I do this by placing bronze cast figurines in situations that illustrate contextual conflict.

My art can visually show abstract, incomplete, and frequently ambiguous statements of a situation. We can then use the situation as a way to propose valid contextual reasoning paths that lead to different conclusions.

Deductive reasoning is often used to establish conclusions. However, art can be said to be inductive and this leads to a different type of proof. My art seeks to make visible the invisible nature of inductive reasoning.

I want viewers of my work to engage in discourse and discussion on the various possible observed meanings seen in my work.

Furthermore, the medium is the message[1]. Bronze is a warm metal that is substantive and durable. Whatever truth is deduced or inferred from my bronze art can last a very long time.

1: McLuhan, Marshall, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man , 1964