My body of work could be summarized as an extension of the memories that are embedded in my identity, based from my real life, in my rawest form. Fragments of the person I once was, merging with the person I am becoming, only revealing a glimpse of my true character in fragmented sections. Like an impression on paper after the pressure of the form is removed, my ghostly self can be faintly observed in my choice of materials and subject matter. There is lot to be learned by re-visiting the past and re-thinking the way we interact with the world, as well as ourselves; every piece of the journey matters.
My personal history is overflowing with adventurous journeys, extraordinary characters, and the allure of the unexpected. These diverse components are key to my narratives, and fundamental to the layering of my concepts and materials.
My body of work is inspired by the memories I associate with my identity, the effects of emotional labor, and the associated stereotypes. I use unique forms of storytelling to share concepts rooted in my own life. Each piece is a reflection of these experiences, and that of others. We can all relate to wearing masks to achieve the accepted standard within our own combination of subgroups. Growing up semi-isolated did not make me exempt from being implanted with habitual patterns, but it did allow time for me to develop an uncommon perspective.
By creating an isolated space of contemplation, I encourage my audience to witness my unique story, and reflect on the roles we are pressured to pursue. I would like to encourage my audience to reconsider their way of thinking about their identities and their connection to objects. “The way humans symbolize the world of objects is intimately connected with their capacity for self-reflection and with (the) consciousness of being.” (Moore, Henrietta L. The Subject of Anthropology. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1994.)