According to my friend Delehanty, I have 14 distinct personalities, and only two of them have names. I get it.
At a glance, my art doesn’t look like it was made by the same person.
The consistency of my practice lies in the process and organization of making more than the appearance of the finished work.
My art combines painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation and each body of work embodies some form of fiction. I use materials that emulate the processes of memory or materials that reference specific memories.
Some of the media I use are the same ones I used as a child – crochet thread, felt, orthodontist wax, scotch tape, found scraps, paper clay. I’ve been painting with acrylic since I was nine years old.
Regardless of media, I build up surfaces and I am interested in the way that the physical layers of material echo the layers of distortion that occur over years of remembering a particular person or event.
And I am always telling stories.
I am a process-based artist who often works in multiples. Each body of work begins with an invented story that builds as I make the work. While writing is an important part of my life and art practice, my visual art practice is building the artifacts of these stories.
Some are non-fiction or historical stories, others are fantasy or invented science. Some are personal and others revolve around characters or alternate identities.
I often investigate the places where identity and memory overlap and begin to change each other. My aim is to combine story and physical material to tell my stories in an honest and original way.