My formative ideation materializes at the nexus of art, design, science, and engineering. To conceive inspiration, I study the life cycles and diverse morphological features of flora and fauna to discover methods for cultivating intricate forms, structures, connections, textures, and colors. My objective is to research, discover, and creatively implement systems of biomimicry to generate innovative outcomes.
My work physically develops through the experimentation of advanced manufacturing technologies and equipment, in conjunction with hands-on exploration of raw materials. I utilize computer aided design software to visualize my work in three-dimensions, as well as digitally simulate testing conditions to establish the stability and functionality of each design. I explore an array of traditional and modern fabrication processes to experiment with material properties and prototype designs. During the fabrication process, I utilize manufacturing equipment such as CNC routers, laser engravers, and 3D printers to fully realize my work. My creativity peaks while navigating through the processes of problem solving within the evolution of an idea. Throughout my design process, I keep my mind open to the possibilities of moving forward from a tangible concept, in the event my exploration leads to the discovery of a more innovative idea.
I reflect on my creative work through the analysis of user interactions and observational assessments. Being open to the perceptions and sentiments of others is imperative in how I continue to develop my methods and grow in the exploration of new creative work. With the advancements in technology and design, I am motivated to continue learning and exploring new processes to create and connect. Through my experiences of developing designs and teaching others how to create, I have embraced the concept that when creativity and science are collectively practiced innovative ideas, methods, and results emerge.