Everything that is whole is made up of smaller interlocking parts, and I like to search out how things are constructed. I focus my attention on people. What is in between here and there, this and that, one person and another? What is happening to the connections between us, from the micro level of individual experience to the macro level of social structures? What do we reveal when we devise systems to categorize each other? What is valued? What is subjugated?
As I work, I find a story in the interplay between the interior of a piece, the surface, and the materials. I write, I make videos, I construct objects, and I paint. The material combinations, the titles, and the layers of imagery built into each piece (then subtly obscured) create a passive expectation of exchange between the work and the viewer. I find a rich tableau in the pause that happens in that time of careful consideration.