I have a longstanding interest in architecture, particularly urban environments. My past work
has dealt with low-income housing complexes; modernist architectural ideals, drawing from
Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Soviet architecture; and the phenomenology of space. I
am fascinated by the language of spatial relationships and by the effect of architectural form
and structure on the psychology of the human environment. My cultural background as an
ethnically Latvian/Lithuanian artist informs this interest. My parents spent many years after
the end of World War II in displaced-person camps in Germany before they were allowed
to emigrate to the United States. Their childhood memories were of temporary structures,
appropriated from other (often military) uses to house tens of thousands of postwar refugees.

My connection to this history has made me acutely aware of the impact of politics on
architecture, and in turn on a people’s daily lived experience. My work explores architecture’s
relationship to cultural identity, social hierarchy, and psychological space. I often incorporate
the exhibition environment into a phenomenological discourse of space that focuses on our
subjective experience of architecture as positive and negative space as well as exterior and
interior space. I work in a variety of media, including photography, painting, and installation.
Integral to each series is extensive photographic documentation. In some cases this
documentation becomes a visible part of the work I produce, and in other cases it becomes a
subtext or a part of a multilayered piece. Within my practice I am often looking at the range
of the camera-generated image, and its combination with other media such as silkscreen,
painting, collage, as well as its integration with technology including CNC routing and drone
photography. I am avidly interested in the intersections of media where these technical
investigations serve social, political, and cultural explorations.