I have always been drawn towards people and interpersonal relationships and spend much of my time observing those around me. As an extremely sensitive person my daily perceptions, both visual and emotional, often overwhelm me. My creative practice functions as a coping mechanism, helping me to process the information I take in throughout my day.
Within my work I utilize materials to manipulate, document, and experience reality. Though I have primarily focused on social relationships, I have more recently begun exploring the interactions of objects and time. With special attention to moments of distance and closeness, I recognize existing dynamics and also work to facilitate new interactions between subject/subject, subject/viewer, and subject/object.
I am drawn towards imagery that is banal and, at times, uncomfortable. I focus on painting people and objects which are seemingly “normal”; those that slip by, unnoticed in a culture of prestige, glamour, and branding. Though many of my pieces display only a single subject, often what has drawn me to them is their relationship to themselves, their community or their circumstances.