Artist Statement

In a world where human choices perpetuate patterns of violence and oppression, establish systems of inequity, reduce human beings to mere consumers, and normalize community disconnect, my artistic practice seeks to be life affirmative in how I explore and create experiences that exist as counter narratives to forces of destruction and dehumanization.  I work within community spheres to foster connectivity, genuine exchange, inspire discourse about joy and hope, and reiterate the preciousness of all human beings.  Through the use of play, social interactivity, object making, material connotation, historical and political reference, and artistic experimentation, I choose to work in creative collaboration with others to discover and implement strategies that realize a waiting re-humanized world.