Lyndsey Colburn Gillis

I am interested in surfaces, the history of surfaces and detritus as they relate to traces of over-looked human activity and manifestations of natural phenomena. In this way, I want to suggest a sense of process or narrative that is derived from daily experiences. Going out into the world becomes a vital component in encountering these spaces and creating vernacular imagery.

My work embraces process, in that it is self-generating. My methods are labor intensive; I work from the conviction that content gathers depth and density with the accumulation of evident labor. It is a building process adding one piece at time, assembling a nest, all the while examining the components that dictate the next move. It is with this notion that I bring together my interest in a range of disciplines (science, math, systems theory, cartography), using impressions from my experiences as field notes in the process.