Date of Submission

Spring 2023

Academic Program

Studio Arts

Project Advisor 1

Kenji Fujita

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Craters of the Moon

When I feel like my brain has run out of storage I stand under an open sky and I imagine the room between myself and the moon. Between us is 1.26 billion miles of empty space, and I put my thoughts there so they have somewhere to go. I let the places I’ve seen, the media I’ve consumed, and the people I’ve interacted with settle into the craters of the moon. This work shows you the world I’ve built there.

I’m inspired by the landscapes around me. The difference between the natural world and the man-made world is lost on me. For all I know trees bloom with cell towers. The ridges of a copper mine in Utah mirror the ridges of the canyons. I often feel like I exist more in the cloud than I do in physical life. I’ve grown up collecting different avatars, they are as real as I am.

I’m inspired by things I see on my phone. The internet is its own spirit realm, where we communicate with disembodied souls from different worlds. There is no primary experience between myself and things around me, I process it through a screen.

I’m inspired by the people I love. My brother and I are so close we’re one eight limbed creature with the same electromagnetic field of the heart. I look out at the world through the eyes of my closest friends and we experience it together

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