Through my work, I seek to better understand the construction and deterioration of self and of memory.
This work is about the active processing of mental states during emotional conflict. This information is reinterpreted through the act of mapping using a visual lexicon as I work through the corresponding patterns of thought during moments of tension. Mirroring the mindset of myself and others during these emotional peaks, the visual organization of the work presents the viewer with an overwhelming field of thoughts layered upon one another. This layering often creates ambiguity in which the visual focus of the pieces pulse as the viewer sits with the work: like memory, the pieces are not static but rather force the viewer to continually reconstruct the images she sees. The tension between engaging in the experience and the need to explain it hopefully propels the viewer into a state of searching and examination in which those questions we as humans so often face--of unrest, confusion, peace, frustration--are felt as a shared experience.