Artist Statement

Artist Statement

 

Symbolist methods of engaging in the “derangement of the senses” and making the unseen seen is at the core of my practice. I investigate “escapist” themes within American culture and the identity of the Artist. Using the vernacular of painting, I blur the distinction between sculpture, installation, painting, and performance by employing domestic objects, spray paint, glitter, and fabric to compose “extended paintings” and construct spaces. My work reflects my personal and artistic identity, eliciting a sensual experience that acts as an escape while making social and artistic critique.