Untitled (Super8, 1967-87, 2017).

Recently I had the opportunity to show Untitled (Super8, 1967-87, 2017) at Wild Goose Creative in Columbus, Ohio. When the series began, I was looking for 'moments of hidden childhood traumas'. These moments were revealed in the in-between frames, moments that were previously hidden within the moving image. As the work evolved, so did my concept. The …

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Till.

Till, 2018 mud, wax Through use of the archive (both personal and acquired), my work examines the socioeconomic makeup of the Rust Belt and how it affects society. Using vernacular objects and imagery, I construct narratives of place that elevate the ordinary by means of arrangement and transformation. My practice uses stand-ins for specific memories …

Untitled (The Oneiric House).

Untitled (The Oneiric House), 2018 archival inkjet prints Daydream transports the dreamer outside the immediate world to a word that bears the mark of infinity. Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space This is the very start of a new photographic series exploring themes of home, memory and imagination. In his book The Poetics of Space (which I highly …

I Am Soft.

I am soft. And for the longest time I believed that this was my greatest weakness. But now I know this softness is my strength; my malleability makes me human. My soul will bruise but it will not break.  

The Journey Home – Part II.

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot White Sands National Monument, New Mexico Colorado City State Park, Texas Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas Shawnee National Forest, Illinois We dreamed of a …

The Journey Home – Part I.

The first installment of my journey home from Tucson. It is always all or nothing with me. This is not a decision that I have ever consciously made, but rather one that has been seemingly predetermined. Leaving Tucson for the summer proved to be no different. After a challenging (yet rewarding) year both academically and …

Pillar.

The house was ablaze, but I feared looking back. What if I too were a pillar of salt?       Pillar, 2018 4.24" x 5'10" found photographs, metal, wax, dirt The column of light boxes speak to my religious upbringing and continuous struggle with justifying my leaving home. The poem references the biblical story …