A lot of my work and interests are about coming to grips with a life full of coexisting oppositions. With parents from opposite ends of the world, a global nomad sort of life since I was 6, and an eclectic academic/professional background, I’ve had to get comfortable with holding different strands together. Often they clash, but sometimes they come together in the most beautiful, resonating blend.
So what’s the deal with astrolabes?
I think they’re beautiful, both on the surface and because there’s so much to them. I am particularly drawn to the elaborate Mughal/Safavid instruments, for their fusion of scientific knowledge, artistic expression, and spiritual practice. Given how art, science, and religion are in such tension nowadays, it seems unreal that they could come together so beautifully in these objects.