I’m interested in how skewing traditional thought, visualization, and process is responsive and related to disrupting everyday societal norms that attempt to define and place individuals or groups. The foundation of my work as a multidisciplinary artist is rooted in these ideas, through formal and conceptual painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video.
Currently I’m making abstract paintings that want to defy traditional painting conventions. Abstraction allows me to formally explore these concepts by denying the edges of the surface with arbitrary shapes, working varied grounds, drawing on the painting, or referencing the backside with tacked remnants of linen. The relationships between flatness, dimension, imperfect geometry, fluidity, dullness, resurfacing, flip, cover-up, push/pull attempt to mirror the flexibility and multi-layered realities that compose human identities.