As an artist, my work extends notions of the intermedial by breaking down boundaries between myriad art forms in new ways. My artwork sits at the juncture between traditional (analog) and new media, which includes the interplay between technology, images, performance and sound. I have used the Internet as a platform to exhibit my work, especially in virtual 3D environments where different ideas are expanded beyond what is possible in the physical world.
As a researcher, I see the future as the intermingling of cultures, narratives, theories, histories, realms and awarenesses; the paradoxical existence of art forms and innovations in material and virtual spaces; the immersive intelligence of the viewer/observer and sometimes collaborator in diverse creative spaces; and the constant shifting & pushing of boundaries. These combinations can become the art of inclusion and possibilities.
As an educator, my goal is to help students construct new knowledge through their engagement in constructing personally meaningful projects. My work addresses an ongoing problem which shows that almost every STEAM discipline has lower participation by African American, Native American, and Latino students. I seek to identify methods, modes, techniques and strategies to embed culture into STEAM education.