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STATEMENT OF WORK
I am most interested in the feelings that we secretly harbor for one another — love, lust, loss, desire. I often employ found objects and appropriated images and texts, as they are preloaded with history and meaning and work as a form of cultural shorthand toward my visual vocabulary. I reproduce and manipulate these pre-existing objects and images through assemblage, collage, re-photography, hand-sewing, mold-making and casting, and other means in an attempt to communicate with others while filling in the blanks of memory and persona.
Through the construction of self-portraits, personal landmarks, and mash notes to an unfulfilled American Dream, I am self-mythologizing, while exploring objects and actions that might seem remarkably unremarkable on their own. The inclusion of religious and popular iconography in my work takes into account these parallel forms of worship while aiming at a larger sense of function and design.
Alongside this work, I also write queer smut and sad boy poems because they feel honest, even when they’re not. The zine format seems like the perfect vehicle for this work. They feel special, or at least intimate, while remaining common, cheap, vernacular.