Artist Statement

My Current practice reflects a fascination with medical images that render the human body transparent. After having worked with X-ray imagery in 2014, my attention turned to visual representations of genetic data. In September of 2015 I approached the Garvan Institute of Medical Research about the possibility of sequencing my own genome. After appropriate ethical approvals were undertaken, a sample of DNA extracted from my blood was sent to Ramaciotti Centre for Genomics, and in December of 2015 my entire genome was delivered to me via a cloud based DNA platform. Visual representations of the information contained within these files will form the basis of a series of artworks. These artworks will examine the metaphoric life of DNA, and attempt to negotiate the disembodiment that occurs when viewing the body as data.