I investigate defunct city blocks, rural communities, industrial landscapes and the subcultures that exist within them. My curiosity in these sites is a function of my interest in the spaces of abjection and class structures. Through architectural forms, biomorphic drawings, and reclaimed objects I create a stage that reveals the way in which life emerges within unexpected situations.
The exploration of so-called “dirty towns” is often my departure point. I gather roadside castoffs, imagining the life that these objects once led. In my hands, these objects are born again; the grim begins to contrast with the glam. Through their transformation, I engender circumstances that depict the space in between dreams and reality. The work is semi-autobiographical, exploring memory and the imagination in a nonlinear fashion. The underlying narratives within the work are a combination of my personal history, bar room tales, and “redneck” stereotypes as well as an amalgamation of abstract memories and appropriated stories.