By working through a variety of physical processes to create my work, I replicate the building of a manmade structure. Beginning with collaged photos of areas I have visited, I can dismantle a pre-existing space and rebuild in my own way. Through exploration of different mediums I mirror the remodeling of a home. Imparting a view of the world that has filtered through my own hands. The finished pieces are collage with elements that come from photography, printmaking, drawing and painting.
To view the world and to experience it are two different acts and my work explores the experience. I want to capture the energies and histories of the spaces I am a part of. For me this means my social circles, my favorite coffee shops, the city I live in, the old apartment building and so on. All of these places are ones that exist as part of a greater community. These interactions between community, individual and location are inseparable and shape our perception of a place. I am interested in how people interact with the world, shaping these places; the ways we build our houses, the way we decorate our homes, the ways in which city streets are never free of graffiti. The human touch in nature fascinates me and inspires my work in both process and aesthetic.