Artist Statement

Human existence consists of rapid cultural evolution, continuous technological advancements, and blurring of what once were easily definable boundaries. I am a product of this continually evolving landscape; therefore, a diverse and complex range of sources inform my work. The majority of these sources emanate from the lived experience, popular culture, and interests such as science, technology, and politics. As a result, my work has become hyper-saturated with layers of complexity, combining all that fascinates me into art experiences.

Defying definitions of genre, I explore all mediums. I use contradiction to instill feelings of repulsion and attraction, ugliness and beauty while enticing the viewer to cautiously approach and reluctantly interact. My work invites a multitude of approaches, particularly with discovery, exploration, and play as essential components of both my process and the viewer’s experience of the work. Construction, craft, and technique are central to my process, and I invite viewers to explore the relationships between art and commercial precision.

As an artist primarily concerned with hybridization, my relationship to the media I use must be careful yet unconstrained. Voluptuous saccharine pink rubber, computer hardware, the internet, and 20,000 preserved blue bottle flies have become the surfaces of some of my explorations. Underlying that facade, the true medium is hybridization itself, and that is the binding principle and fundamental medium to which I adhere.