My work focuses on the problem of being an object of other people’s expectation and locating oneself in relationship to the historical context for which you build an identity. Working with photography, performance, social practice, and sculpture, I draw from personal history, and examine the “locations” of homoerotic activity and their relation to the mainstream ideals of masculinity circulating in American visual culture. My work explores how desire operates in relation to cultural assumptions and stereotypes based on race, class, and masculinity.We are always located by the objects and people that surround us, and my work aims to draw the audience into the emotionally conflicted experience of being caught-up in desire’s reliance on objectification and on objects, while at the same time, making the audience aware of themselves in relation to manifestations of ideologies of race, of normative masculinity, and of sexuality.