“Art no longer wants to respond to the excess of commodities and signs but to a lack of connections”
-Jacques Ranciere, ‘Problems and Transformations in Critical Art’, 2004
Growing up in Los Angeles with a single mom, McDonald’s every Tuesday, and lots of television, I have been greatly influenced by popular imagery and modern mythology. I always felt that there was something else, something intangible that I needed, but more and more I wonder if this is a product of growing up in American Corporate culture that strived to create illusion so we would consume. Do I know what I want? What makes me happy?
Participation and community play a large role in my art making process and I work in a variety of mediums to express my ideas. Collaboration is becoming more vital as I continue to examine my place from the microcosmic to macrocosmic.
I am also curious about the anti-aesthetic image, and what might look ‘off’ or awkward. What is fragmentation? What does it mean to feel connected? Much of my work tries to examine flatness and dimension, reality and illusion while still trying to find my place within my surroundings.