As a project based artist I pull from my own experience and the stories of others. This is investigated through material and display. The work combines moments of narrative into sculptures and paintings that represent a devastation of self-dom within love, fear, poverty, fantasy and survival.
In sculpture, quotidian objects are chosen that are of my own childhood, such as a bedpost or dollhouse furniture. These objects are manipulated to question their original purpose and the reminiscent narratives of my midwestern childhood. I insert personal biases, memories, hopes, and fears into my work in order to satirize and expose cultural assumptions about gender, sexuality, and power. The visual language of these narratives are then manipulated through aggressive action such as; slicing, burning, or tearing. These actions are left as apparent scars in the work allowing for necessity, sentiment and slapstick assemblage to charge the work