Longing for an other and for another place. About finding something that is unfindable. Longing that will be never be requited.
I am fascinated with preconceived ideas of belonging, and how these ideas help us to define self, solitude, social being, and humanness.
I am obsessed with how inanimate objects can take on human characteristics. By using these inanimate objects in my work I learn about self, humanity and what it means to be human. I take these inanimate objects and create social spaces for communication, social gathering, and contemplation.
My artistic process is to place myself in unfamiliar territories, both psychological and geographical. This forces me to confront my ideas of exoticism, normality, belonging, and not belonging. I work as an artistic anthropologist, collecting information, learning about the history of a place, documenting, and using this information to reformulate my ideas or concepts and change my preconceived ideas about place. I then use these experiences to create physical artistic spaces to encourage the same cathartic process for a broader spectrum of society.