Statement

 

I am interested in exploring transition and how it reveals itself physically, psychologically and emotionally.  I look to understand this idea through a direct focus on the concepts of self-reflection, time, self-awareness and loss. Through these guiding principles, I attempt to heighten my own awareness of time and the impact it has on my life. Ultimately my work is driven by a truthful observation of the overlooked or unnoticed parts of every day in the hope of finding some personal meaning or connection to purpose.
My work recalls landscapes, structures or spaces that encourage entry and hint at a larger narrative.  I look to evoke feelings of solitude and self-awareness, yet speak to broader ideas about relationships and inter-connectivity.  I want to draw the viewer into contemplating an eventual rebirth while making them aware that they are in a moment of transition.  By placing the viewer in the middle of a transitional state I am asking them to determine for themselves if it's a state of development or deterioration.  In some cases, it could be determined that both states are occurring at the same time, hence putting the viewer in position of uncertainty and further pushing the idea of transition.
The materials I use are another consideration towards the idea of transition, as the materials themselves will transition from one state to the next based upon their usage and archival (or lack of archival) quality. This is an important thought as I want my work to reveal the process of making art while promoting the deterioration of it at the same time. The intended purpose is to create an ever-changing visual experience and to provide the possibility of a change in personal meaning. Much like the experience of remembering an old photograph differently than it actually looks, I want my work to sit in a space similar to the one in which we recall feeling something slightly different than what is happening in the moment.