As described by Wikipedia, " Panspermia is the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, distributed by space dust, meteoroids, asteroids, comets, planetoids, and also by spacecraft carrying unintended contamination by microorganisms."
Thie Project, is a culmination of ten years of devotional object making spanning from 2008-2018. My point of inspiration for these works is what I can only describe as my own "intuitive cosmology"
The objects presented in this series that I call "panspermia" are what I refer to as "Intimate Objects", as they are objects that are meant to be touched and held close to the body. By adding a tactile dimension to the experience of the work, my aim is to invite the viewer to have an intimate experience with the art object. That experience may evoke sense memories of tactile experiences with comfort objects, and toys in ones youth. the objects are sized as to be held in the arms, often at the height of ones chest.
These pieces are the direct result of my long standing fascination with art objects as toys, and vice versa. I invite the viewer to touch these pieces. To hold them as they would a doll, or a devotional fetish object. I love to create toy-like objects that, beneath thier bright tactile surfaces, invoke the uncanny chaos of nature that is simultaneously our source of life, and the cause of all death.