In my work I examine individual's habits, symbols, and social rituals. I am especially interested in how these aspects are manifested in the landscape in relation to powerful, cultural systems. I cast an ethnographic gaze on my local community in order to observe how power is distributed and how individuals discover a more equitable, interesting life.
Many of my works are created by encounters with an empty lot connected to my apartment building. This space has become a billboard in my landscape. Signs are posted, graffiti artists make their mark, and lost items are archived on the fence by passers-by. I use these rituals to consider the impact of an individual's voice within a community, and use this evidence of small acts as source material. My aesthetic is reductive, and mimics objects that I have encountered as an activist.
Printmaking is the core study in my work. I admire the concept of prints populist ethic on the distribution of art, and draw my ideas from matrixes, appropriation and historic photo-etchings. I use materials that present a failure of strength and longevity to create artwork, like ephemera that cannot be sustained. I create a hybrid between past voices of folk heroes and social movements by seeking to relocate their words into a network of language that binds us together.