Mentor: Dr. Lisa Huang
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
"I have always been curious about establishing a visual and philosophical connection between my two studies, architecture and studio art. The University Scholars research program provides the perfect platform to explore my interests and execute my ideas."
- Installation Art
- Florida Bright Futures 2012
- Dean's List Recipient- 4 semesters since 2012
- University Scholars Program 2016
- Intramural Soccer
- Alpha Phi Omega
- Gallery Guide at the Harn Museum
Hobbies and Interests
When Architecture and Art Meet
Art and architecture that contain conceptual, social and cultural precedence interest me. The body activates these concepts through physical, spiritual, or emotional contact. Activating the body through art and architecture requires a connection to the context, which is sifted into physicality (fire, water, wind, earth) and sensitivity (texture, light/sight, sound, smell). When the individual body connects to the context, the self inwardly reflects and when the context relates back to the common body of the masses, the self outwardly reflects. I would like to investigate how exactly to make the body aware of itself, others, and its phenomenological context. I aim to understand what proportions of physicality and sensitivity are required to achieve direct phenomenology while commenting on a social, conceptual, or cultural issue. I plan to analyze artists and architects in the format of an essay and installation piece. I posit that when art considers architecture and architecture considers art the body becomes aware of the carnal nature of itself, others, and its surroundings achieving phenomenology through the use of materials that appeal to the senses.