Primarily using the languages of print and sculpture, my work centers on the complexities and tensions of being simultaneously within but also without: a perpetual fluctuation between nearness and distance.
In my current body of work, I am reasoning with the relationship between stories, objects, and place, as well as questions surrounding societal identity. I am focusing on the embodied histories of objects and the complexities that occur when the objects are removed from their cultures. The objects become further tensed when, through storytelling, inauthentic becomes authentic. When displaced, the truth behind the fabrication (of both the object and the story) becomes apparent, the façade falls away and the links break, revealing the void once occupied by its false history.
My work recreates this experience: when masquerade is unveiled and the system ultimately fails.