My work speaks to a relationship between the seen and the self. Conscious of the fact that our experiences are only known to us as individuals, I use art to reflect on the complexity of perception and experience. I challenge the viewer to create dialogue about ownership of self and to ask provocative questions about how we manifest this power. My work investigates environments and experiences with relation to identity, costuming and spatial navigation.
Clothing has one of the most intimate relationships with the body. We negotiate our costuming in the same ways that we negotiate architecture and earth. We engage in both a private and superficial union with our clothing. How we choose to costume and develop our identity has a direct connection to this relationship. We speak to social status, cultural history, gender, class and age through what we choose to wear. We consider both function and situation into our choices; our decisions can be serious or frivolous.