I create artwork that borders on absurdity and relies heavily on the nature of loving, audience participation and trust. I try to expose personal mythologies for participants and for myself. I construct social experiments and instructional activities that are meant to uncover hidden truths about oneself. My work often asks viewers to sacrifice a little bit of comfort in exchange for self discovery.
Recently, I lost someone I love, and as a result, my work has redirected to cathartic releases. With death, we are often at a loss on how to move on, recover, or grieve. Often, we are left with unanswered questions and emotional pain. To alleviate these obstacles, my practice finds alternative avenues to help share the responsibility of this burden and to reveal hidden strength in order to face life’s challenges head on. Through telephone hotlines, social interactions, and competitive powerlifting, I am exploring this territory of survival after death.
St. Louis, MO