Im interested in the communities, actions, objects, stories, and memories that maintain and create place. I see place as an all-encompassing term combining physical location, memory, people, interactions, and objects from an area to create a complex reality. In making my work, I look at the factors that make up this definition of place. Inspired by these observations, I attempt to make tangible the intangible the moment, memory and loss. These are areas of life that are often overlooked, yet have the ability to completely alter our perspectives, to change our lives. Similarly, the work I make is fragile and fleeting, yet labored and significant. Being made primarily from paper, it is temporary, to be thrown out afterward and survive only as a thought.
I see the social space surrounding the work as integral to its meaning and function. I find installations and participatory projects to be a way of interacting with the public that is fulfilling, exciting and collaborative. I also enjoy the democratic use of printmaking practices as well as the recognizable quality of working with graphic design materials and everyday objects.