The human imagination is infinite in its capacity to generate narratives. It allows us to undermine disbelief, creating new spaces and emotions that are analogous to those in the real world. It is within the relationship between imagined narratives and lived situations that I produce my imagery. I construct whimsical and uncanny encounters that disrupt everyday experiences. The images flirt between nonsensical humor and an invasive experience of the everyday. By simultaneously attracting and disquieting the viewer, the images present a choreographed palpability of anxiety and the absurd.
Drawing on the fragmented style of contemporary authors Raymond Carver, Don DeLillo, and David Mamet, my aesthetic likewise consists of staccato phrases that highlight the slippery and disconnected use of our shared vernacular. Whereas Carver, DeLillo and Mamet write of the complex mélange of pleasure and misery that befall American life within the domestic sphere, my photographic fictions further illustrate the unresolved dilemmas of the human psyche. Seemingly mundane sculpted or arranged objects in generic domestic environments serve as decoys for anxieties surrounding matrimony, sexuality, mortality, chaos, and identity.