artist statement

 

My work is concerned with how we create our own personal mythologies in relation to the power dynamics we create and resist. Using elements of culture, personal history, religion, and archetypes, I explore how memory, power, trauma, and ritual work to define us as individuals and as a society especially in relation to masculinity and its limits within patriarchal structures.

Objects play an important role in my work.  They act as characters in themselves with their own unique voices and energies. They interact with their human counterparts both physically and sonically to reveal something unconscious in the actions unfolding. 

Having trained as  a visual artist and composer, I approach each project with image, sound, and performance in mind.  For me, visual elements are inseparable from their sonic quality. I explore how they act performatively, how sound and image work to enhance and/or undermine each other within the narrative of constructed mythologies.