My practice is a way to act within today’s overwhelming flow of information. The walls of the studio echo with noise as machines and assemblages bump and jostle, acting out chaotic plays, attempting to make sense of this world. Global politics, its conflicts and social imbalances enter my space through electronic screens and radio waves and find form in ad hoc assemblages. Inertia, is a mechanized sculptural installation composed of machines that speak to perceptions of structural powers, physical or social, and their assumed functions. The installation surrounds the viewer with a cacophony of sound and activity. Every machine has a task, a motion to complete, and a part to perform. All of the pieces in the installation are made from found materials and old appliances. The effectiveness of each machine’s ability to complete a task is not reflected in the object’s material, scale or construction. Some of the machines require the viewer's presence to summon them into motion, while others function autonomously. Other machines work continuously, never ceasing, getting hung up and perpetually trying to negotiate and reorder the gallery space. The machines stand in as physical metaphors for existing forms of power, spaces and rules that inform how humans navigate and experience the world. The machines are inanimate, yet it is hard to not have empathy for their struggles, to relate to their sometimes futile motions and to cheer them on when they are on the verge of success.