Artist Statement

My studio practice encompasses contemporary drawings, monotypes, photography, sculpture, and installation. The work investigates the perception of the body with social and cultural issues serving as a metaphors of layers for real-life conditions. In Pictures of the Body: Pain and Metamorphosis, James Elkins proposes that the body is everywhere especially when there is an absence of the form. “Every picture is a picture of the body. To say this is to say that we see bodies; even where there are none." My works refer to something difficult to remove suggesting that a bigger materiality exists under the surface exploring loss, ritual, and remembrance. In my process, I investigate the material on and under the surface questioning, What is hidden? What is revealed? What is affected?