Artist Statement

My practice has always gravitated towards unconventional beauty, everyday items that are taken for granted or the beauty in the beast. I often relate my works to psychological theory. I am interested in how humans make decisions around what to keep and what to discard, what is deemed beautiful and what is deemed ugly. I believe these questions provide interesting insights into cultural behaviors and how people are perceived within social groups.

My current work encapsulates these questions through the focus on human hair.

In western culture hair denotes many hidden meanings, evoking different mental and emotive reactions and is generally deemed as insignificant or too trivial to consider for a direct discussion or study. In my mind this disregard of hair proves its validity for discussion and study.

I enjoy experimenting with a wide variety of media, including printmaking, film, photography, painting and any other modes of experimentation that become relevant to my practice.

 

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