Under the right conditions, beauty can emerge without the need for direct intervention. I’m an experimental artist working across various media including sculpture, sound, video, and mixed media installations, all informed by the principle of emergence as defined in systems theory and Buddhism. My approach can be described as contained chaos, and most of my work hovers at the boundary between control and chaos: I carefully create containers or frameworks in which I then allow some process to unfold completely unhindered. This form of controlled randomness allows processes and materials to come together to directly shape the final work. Often, my work highlights or captures the moment of its creation, a process frozen in time. These pieces are mixed media works use various materials like paints, powders, and wax in atypical ways. Other works are in constant flux—perpetually in states of becoming rather than being. These use electronic components driven by software I design to create controlled randomness, which imbues the works with a sense of autonomous life. I'm always trying to get myself out of the way of the process and allow the work to determine its own form. The results are always recognizable but often unpredictable and exciting.