Im passionate about giving people experiences where they interact with something beautiful, meaningful, and/or possibly profound. During the day I am the “Visual Strategist” for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where I develop creative ways of communicating. My work ranges from art pieces in museums to ways of communicating to politicians. Installations for JPL include “The Hidden Light”, about finding planets around other stars, and “The Big Playground”, in which a hole drilled into a grain of sand shows the scale of the universe and the small area in which we have found hundreds of planets around other stars. Many of my pieces are in dark rooms so my kids cry a lot at my openings.
After doing the dishes, reading bedtime stories to my kids, and spending time with my wife, I work on other projects. I curated a show called Data + Art: Art and Science in the Age of Information that was at the PMCA in Pasadena. I recently finished an installation called "Solid Smoke" using a substance called aerogel which is 99.8% air and has been used by NASA to capture dust from a comet, this was shown at the Technorama in Wintertur, Switzerland. And I am part of a team that created the eCLOUD, 108’ data driven sculpture that is the centerpiece artwork for the new extension of the San Jose Airport. Unfortunately my daughter was upset when she realized that the eCLOUD was not really a cloud, but she seemed happy when she saw my name in the airport.
I currently live in South Pasadena with my wife and three children.