I create artworks that examine perceptions of gender and sexuality while referencing popular culture. My creative practice explores how people judge the characteristics that define gender, how they perceive one another’s sexual identities, and how they describe related social phenomena given their beliefs. Through my work, I seek to reveal these circumstances as tailored constructions of confidence, faith, or trust.
My practice is interdisciplinary. I employ drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, installation, video, and other traditional and digital media as means of expression. The subject matter is socially motivated, and employs repetition, appropriation, and everyday situations to explore multifaceted concepts. I often incorporate images and objects that have distinct connections to my personal history and that reference queer culture.
As I design and produce each series, I seek to present a visible, understandable narrative alongside one that is more complicated and indistinct. In this way, I mirror the complexity of interactions among many and summon the limitations of our own values and assumptions. I am an advocate for dignity and equality. I hope to bring people together in the spirit of love and mutual respect.