Though various things inspire my work, I always find myself going back to history and space. History, because nothing happens in a vacuum, and so everything is informed by something else. And space because everything exists within it, and because of the precarious way physical space has been treated throughout history. It would be nice to say that I use identity as the prism through which these two themes intersect. And from it I wish to tell stories and add to existing discourse.
I prefer to conduct my work through portraiture and collage, but I've also worked with moving images and other forms of visual art. I tend to rely on space to comment on time and everyday performance. Is life worth living, and if so, why? Each project invites the viewer to speculate on the state of being, sometimes in a farcical way. After all, something as inherent as identity needn't always be taken seriously. - ARTIST STATEMENT