I believe that life has layer after layer of meaning. My work explores the space between reality and illusion. Where do appearance and truthfulness intersect? I ask that question more in the sense that what I see really depends on my own perspective. I remember growing up in spaces other people did not want to be. Returning to these memories for me means attempting to reveal the gold that is often hidden in the aspects of life that we find quite ordinary and extending the availability of alternate roles to the subjects, places & objects I am finding.
The results are compositions that are created to help magnify the layers of meanings made possible by our senses and perceptions.
I do this in part because I believe that social constructs are stories that can be taken apart and told differently.
I like surpassing original interpretations. In this series,
I have been remaking an image of an image, specifically layering in selected objects
to change their dimensions and scale. I am interested in taking away blinders that
can make “someone" into a predetermined “something".
I do this as a meditation on disrupting the established ways we are taught to think about seeing.