I combine interest in modernist abstraction with the surrounding urban community, from which I cull my materials, exploring the relationship... Read More
I combine interest in modernist abstraction with the surrounding urban community, from which I cull my materials, exploring the relationship between high art and popular culture, between texture, surface, and image.
My artwork has come to include a multitude of mediums, transforming materials scavenged from the street into wall-size installations that respond to the impromptu networks: underground economies, itinerant communities, or popular appropriation of abandoned public spaces.
The use of recovered materials is indicative of a specific time and place as well as a form of social commentary on the communities in which i live and through which I can create imaginative maps of affluent neighborhoods. Expanding my focus to examine a broader economic and ethnic geography, I create an archaeological and psychological excavation of emotional and political terrain, a way to visualize a specific social context as well as to suggest the unraveling of a personal biography.