STATEMENT:

The human condition is the driving motivation behind my work, it’s triumphs, failures, and banality are inexhaustible source material. Using community as a platform for creation, the work is a collaboration with the subjects - as models, fixers, craftsmen, historians, designers - the people who are being described are those who guide the visual narrative. Together, we make work.

 

Materials carry conceptual weight in each project - repurposed textiles and fabrics or discarded and found materials - specific to the demographic depicted. The work is often installed and exhibited within the community that inspired its creation, later it's exhibited in traditional art venues. Proliferation of imagery, chronic installations of developing pieces, and multiplicity in form, speak to a serial obsession.

 

The final object is as significant as the process; the ability of art to function as a tool that can galvanize people and simultaneously act as a cultural artifact is paramount in my practice. Through working with diverse groups - erotic dancers, entire towns, sick agriculture workers, school children, refugees, etc. - the social function of the work seeks pluralism in its reach, journalism in its exploration, and anthropology in its integrity.