I find unique challenges in creating work that ranges from being physically immersive to having the controlled distance and dimensions of a small flat piece mounted on the wall. For many years, my work has been guided by an exploration of physical engagement with space, textures, sound, and objects. The large-scale work I create often hovers around or engulfs the proportions of the body. It explores vanity, insecurity, projected identity, combined with intimacy, physical experience, and inclusion or intentional absence of a person.
Through my artwork, I am interested in creating acts of communication that are based first in intimate personal experience but reach beyond themselves and become part of a larger social and cultural dialogue.
I have been actively involved with the Artnauts International Artist Collective since 2003. The Artnauts Collective focuses on issues of social justice and the power of a collective voice as a catalyst for change.