Altered States

Humans have been leaving marks on the surface of the land since the beginning of time. The impulse is basic and primal - the desire to alter our environment in some way, to leave a signal for others to know we have felt this place is somewhere inside each of us. It is a think of remarkable beauty that a snake can leave a trace of its path on a sand dune, and that this line can be transformed into a drawing the simple, wordless power we can recognize and relate to.

Senior Thesis in Visual Arts, Princeton University (2011)