Artist Statement

I feel a strong responsibility to provide the viewer with stimulating visuals that speak in an equally distinct language.  These tableaux initiate a vibrant dialogue between subject and viewer.  Collecting reference and materials from photo archives, the internet, academic papers and mass culture periodicals, I transform the data collected to create works that reflect the world’s turbulent, terrible and beautiful past.  Examining the human condition, the exploration breaks social and cultural barriers.  The resulting pieces ask the viewer to synthesize many threads of thought and provoke critical thinking.  The viewer draws new conclusions atop already layered narratives.  I will continue to expose systemic corruption and abuses inherent in contemporary structures.