I build altars, decorate parade floats and curate technicolor gothic dioramas as a reflection of my outlook on American middle-class rituals. Using black humor, I grapple with multi-tiered, and ever-pervasive issues of class and gender that complicate my outlook and fuel my anxiety.
The tension in the work stems from combining common, but seemingly incongruous materials to reveal social or psychological rift. Objects are selected for their inferences first. They may be dismantled or deconstructed to some extent, but the origin of the parts remain familiar. I am currently working with materials such as: mass-produced holiday or "special occasion" accoutrement, housekeeping implements, molded styrofoam and plastic appliance packaging, dollar store ccosmetics and foisted family heirlooms . Through absurd configurations and unexpected embellishments, I use the arrangement of these materials to prod at both mortality and morality.