WORK IN PROGRESS
Currently, I am developing a new body of work where I explore an historic garden on 5 acres of fertile Los Angeles soil where over 300 plots
are tended to by colorful individuals from the neighborhood. I am manipulating these images to represent a “Post-Human” frontier placing the
esteemed scientists, philosophers and often times, collaborators, Ray Kurzweill and Martine Rothblatt into its dystopic realm as the “New Adam and Eve”. This creation story has a twist. Since both researcher predict that in the next 30 years, technology will advance to realize a method of transferring our consciousness into another body, this creation story also places them in a god-like role manifesting this dream. Kurzweill, Google’s Director for AI Engineering, is famously quoted saying, “Live long enough to live forever”. Martine, once known as “Martin”, is
transgender and the highest paid CEO in America. The founder of Sirius XFM satellite radio, she also works extensively as an international researcher on the acclaimed Human Genome Project. After realizing the power to change her gender, she is motivated to change her entire physical body into one that will “live forever” in a robot. Taking cues from Flemish painter, Hieronymous Bosch’s imagery conjured in “The Last Judgement” and the “Garden of Earthly Delights” (1503), the installation will include an array of hybrid creatures, sculptures and videos.