I am drawn to make art works focused on the notion of the interior self specifically in the context of loss and vulnerability. Contrasting images of fragility and resilience are primary sources of inspiration for me and I gravitate to installation as a means of reflecting the complexities of our inner lives, in the most visceral manner possible.
My art practice has been largely text-based and my approach frequently involves the appropriation and re-assembly of evocative words and phrases from art history, literature, opera and popular culture. I am drawn to reshaping those historical materials, already rich with meaning, in order to release and extend their potential to generate multiple layers of interpretation in fresh conceptual and emotional contexts. I believe that the themes I pursue fit naturally within public spaces, the arena in which the contrast between the outside world and our inner selves is most profound. Virginia Woolf captures the essential sentiment in the phrase: “the feeling of solitude-on-display that the sidewalk encourages”.