It starts with an impulse that leads to an act which fuels an obsession that begins the ritual.
I take objects and incidents from my personal history and transform them through obsessive ritual into installations and events for everyone to see.
Obsessions, they're what start wars, break apart relationships, or they can send ones mind off the ledge of reason into insanity for me, obsessions fuel my work. These obsessions come in many different forms.
I tell stories of my obsession through my work.
* The creation of sculptural monuments documenting my love of food and the festive dinnerware that it's displayed on. * The hoarding and transformation of recyclable items instead of throwing them away when moving to a new city. * The "stalking" of my favorite news anchor while participating in a reality television show about young artists.
These are some of the obsessions that drive the work.
Earlier in my career I used my personal objects as the material for my artwork, as my work progresses I find that I am putting myself "physically" into the work, blurring the boundaries between art and life.
I hope to create work that resonates with the everyday viewer as I navigate my way through my life and my obsessions.