I am an interdisciplinary artist, largely attracted to particular subject matter representations. I often use elements of performance, photography, video, film, printed media, and the internet in creating my work. It’s fruition begins with a desire to address particular types of subject matter. These concerns are directly connected to the media I select to work with and how they occur contextually within each piece.
I am significantly affected by mass media imagery, gestures, and representations. I continually attempt to locate myself within this type of imagery, as a way of confronting it. I’m compelled to pull it apart, to read it like it’s own gestural form of language. A visual language embedded with cultural norms, structures, mythos, and engendered associations.
Much of my work incites contradictions such as public and private, and good vs bad. They also imbue notions of social spaces, proximity, identity, intimacy, the body, and narratives present within figuration and represented gestures.
I am very much influenced by second and third wave feminist art, and post- modernism as well as the processes of printmaking and digital media. Significant contemporary artist influences include: Pipilotti Rist, Judy Pfaff, Adrian Piper, Marina Abramović, Felix Gonzalez-Torrez, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Valie Export, Carolee Schneemann, Ida Applebroog, Ghada Amer, Martha Rosler, and John Cage.