Nobody Really Knows, 2010, installation, bandaged balloons progressively popped over duration of exhibition, sheer and clear adhesive bandages on clear plastic shower curtains
The contrasts between delight and torment, joy and pain, compel me to explore the dichotomies that occur in everyday life. I create conceptual work about psychological states, with a veil of beauty and order. Through my deliberate and controlled approach, I seek to draw the viewer into my exploration of trauma, connection, despair, transformation, and isolation. I begin with a visceral response to individual or collective stories about the imbalances that occur in life and the human desire to contain uncertainty and randomness within some form of logic and reason. As I learn about the intricacies of an experience, I translate it into a systematic visual. I create my work to inspire a dialogue at various levels––from the beauty of an aesthetic surface to the deeper meaning behind a shared human experience.