I am interested in creating awareness of social and political issues that have personal significance to me such as identity, health, feminism, economy and religion. Depending on the project, I articulate my thoughts through paintings, sculpture, photography, videography, performance and installation utilizing both traditional and non-traditional materials.
One of the most important goals of my practice is to integrate the audience in the artwork and to no longer relegate them to the role of passive viewer. I seek to create opportunities for them to participate in various ways. For example, consuming the artwork in the exhibition Contemplating Candy II to reveal hidden messages about our relationship to sugar; or participating in art performances and activism by posing as pope in #Vote4Pope or, in Bodybag, reposing in a body bag and then narrating what might have occurred by filling out a toe tag. Through this interaction the audience becomes central to the work, fully engaged both artistically and conceptually in the art process. Moreover, it creates a symbiotic relationship between the artist and art participator(s), one where the artist initiates the opportunity for dialogue through the medium of art, but where both learn from one another and consequentially each becoming enriched through this interaction.