artist statement

 

I am interested in the action/reaction dynamic between individuals with whom I share politically-charged physical space.    In the tradition of street photography, but using the visual language of drawing and painting, this body of work is drawn from candid images of people in protests, schools, crime scenes, and public spaces. Through the meticulous construction of these images, I attempt to deconstruct the crowded chaos and forced cohabitation of urban life, as well as the resulting prejudices and misanthropic tendencies that can occur.