Artist Statements

It's All In the Telling

Stories put us in touch with our origins, binding us to a collective culture and set a context for understanding ourself and our history. Stories bring identity and add significance to our existence.

I am interested in the shifting fluidity of how our Story is told over time and how memory plays an illusive and emotional role in the telling of it.I have been on a quest to mine the stories that I find from photos, personal belongings as well as oral dialogue I have with my family. I am interested in recreating what I find into new forms of personal and historical interpretation. I layer images as well as incorporate physical relics and objects either inherited or found into my work to create personal as well as universal stories of origin, history, and identity.