My work deals with ephemerality and memory. I create series that reinvent moments in time dealing with nostalgia and how we as a culture try to recreate moments and relive past experiences to extend the life of our singular experiences, in which we do not want to let go. I use these moments as ways to connect with people, inviting viewers to interact with my work divorcing the memories from their original intent to create new moments in time in which we can cherish.
Most of my ideas stem from single drawings that become prints, which then turn into sculptures, photographs and or installations. Each series usually culminates into a show, exhibition, or event; I like the idea of the art becoming a moment, which will only be visible to experience in person for short periods. Part of the show or event is left as memorabilia of what has conspired, but the artwork it’s self, individually is not my concern but the event of all the works together in one space, for one particular moment in time is part of the work itself. This idea allows me to move through different bodies of work, and ideas and has kept me prolific in art marking and has become a big part of my process.
My art has been provoked by materiality and craftsmanship and some of the artists that have inspired this are Sanford Biggers and his incredible body of work and how he can maneuver through most any medium to get his ideas across and out effectively. David Altmejd technicality of process, and his use of the figure, and installation creating theatrical works of art combining materials and ideas in ways that have blown my mind and leave me with more questions every time I see his work. Taryn Simon’s Photographs and her attention to detail is not only her work but also the thought and depth of research that comes from her images, which has inspired me to dig deeper into my own work, to realize the materials and to examine the components with more scrutiny. Elliott Hundley and his use of photographs and imagery strung together with pins, collaging different materials together to deal with ideas of nostalgia, identity, beauty, and delicacy lead me back to my ideas of ephemerality, how things we create are not necessarily meant to last forever, and that idea scares and comforts me all at once.