These are paintings in drag!
The work is a deliberate cull of references, objects, trends and perceptions.
Often the agency of fashion is used, which employs markers, a means of showing a position or expression that consider gender, ethnicity and economy, among others. These mediated objects previously worn on human bodies, act as a palimpsest.
I then apply gestural painting to orient and connect, sometimes to signify the body or the mind. The emphasis is upon the social plurality that constructs the context or the setting, thus revealing the complexities and contradictions of our status and further interconnection in a post-global consciousness.
I’m interested in addressing the self-appropriation and self-preservation of the human being and to celebrate humans as messy, conflicted, courageous and dignified by the beauty and tragedy to expose oneself among the human narrative.