In my studio, piles of paper trimmed from junk mail, ad circulars, bills, forms and packaging are materials for construction. As consumer and examiner of the language of capitalism, I clip and save, organize and re-use the printed matter that saturates the topography of my life.
Works are shaped through intense collaging, painting, layering and excavation of surfaces. I think of my work as landscape. One that is shaped through its material content–that is in some way an anthropological survey of the world in which I live.
I utilize both formal and linguistic strategies–visual and verbal pathways when making works. I often begin with accumulations: adjectives, prices, barcodes, recycling symbols, etc…, that when amassed achieve a visual density that is static-like, restless and more-or-less homogenous. It is through these ever-evolving strategies that I am able to explore the intersections and the enticements of the institutions that structure our world-views.