My work exists at the intersection of art and social practice, where dialogue, process, and participation lead to new insights. I create site-specific installations, urban interventions, and participatory projects to investigate spaces, architecture; history; and, foremost, the human interactions intersecting them. My artistic practice is an opportunity to connect with a community, examine cultural conditions, and question assumptions about what we take for granted. Specifically, I deal with issues of displacement, migration, gender identity, vulnerability, and the structures of authority that govern our lives. In my work, fluidity and erasure are visceral responses to my own mortality and the impermanence of life itself. The provocateur in me makes objects out of ice, spices, or chocolate to challenge the human desire for control and invite responses wavering among desire, transgression, and loss. To challenge the idea of ‘single authorship,’ I create open-ended works that invite viewers to become participants and even co-creators of the artistic experience. Ultimately, I see my practice as both social sculpture and an architecture of intimacy, conflating the private and the public, the inner and outer world; the work always in progress, seeking the necessary complicity with viewers.
My work is relational and arises from a complex web of connections: a combination of research, personal insight, site visits, and conversations. Working with contextual and interdisciplinary approaches presents me with exciting opportunities that challenge my own views. I seek a balance between poetic and intellectual inquiry and pursue dynamic exchanges to invigorate my own practice and generate questions about pressing issues in the culture and in our lives.