My work considers the artificiality of American idealism and absurdity in domestic rituals through material and aesthetic interventions. Negotiating the slippery demarcation between useful and useless, appealing and repellent I intuitively deconstruct, layer, and recombine devalued objects and decorative patterns. Through practices in painting, installation, and performance familiar forms mutate towards the abject. My current focus lies at how artifacts of suburbia and domesticity embody relationships between feminism and consumerism.
I am interested in tipping points, liminal spaces, and have recently been thinking about expectation and disappointment. My primary motivation in the studio is play and often anchors in a capacity for humor. Allowing my forms to succumb to gravity, mistakes of my own hand, the inclinations of their materials, awkwardness, and exaggeration enter the work. Conceived forms are typically components able to be rearranged within an installation, stand alone, or repurposed mimicking the enduring lifespan of objects and resistant to objective conclusion.