Statement

 

My work explores how the dissonance of representation and its illusion gestures toward displacement in the same way bodies occupy space. I use screenprinting, painting, photography, and weaving to create meticulous reproductions of primarily industrial and commercial spaces. Drawing from architectural elements as symbols for how people negotiate belonging and agency in public spaces, my work engages provisional aspects of architecture that both embody and belie meaning.

Iā€™m interested in shifting visual and spatial associations. I manipulate material to produce simulations of space, revealing the tension between the ubiquity and specificity of architectural surfaces. Yet it fails in completely selling such illusions.

Through the destabilization of surface and its assumed material conditions, my work questions familiarity as sincerity or as artifice. In mediating site and sight, the act of representing my surrounding spaces and signifiers engages a sense of place but also calls into question the sites of the everyday.

I am both the skeptic and the nostalgic body, one longing for intimacy and perhaps only finding it in the liminal spaces that belong to nothing in particular.