As an interdisciplinary artist, I embrace the concepts of Post-Modernism. As a storyteller, I present work that questions reality and mindsets. Although much of my work is lens-based art, I prefer to present it as installation art in order to erase the divisions between high culture and pop culture. By breaking the traditional rules of photographic presentation, I create an interactive component for my audience. As an activist, this method allows me to have a storyteller’s voice that confronts social injustices and offers commentary, without being confined to a traditional photographic print or a single medium.
I portray a vibrant envisioning of the world’s performance by taking daily life as my subject matter. I create cinematic imagery that captures a mood, preserves an event, or shows a well-known story in a new or unusual way, and my work rarely displays a complete scene. As a result, I can offer an interpretation without being hindered by the overall view. I bring vibrancy to life while allowing the viewer the opportunity to find something extraordinary, intriguing, and captivating – something that might have otherwise been missed.
My works explore the mystery hidden in the eyes behind a mask, the space giving context for what appears to be a mundane routine, the symmetry and relationship between modern celebrations and traditional rituals, and the stories from our youth cast in a new world. Never sacrificing color, contrasts, or light, I hope to use my subject matter to evoke emotions, drawing my viewer into my artwork.
I embrace both old and new technologies, which range from film cameras to video cameras, from sculptures to installation art, from new media art to performance pieces. With these tools, I blend my artwork into a storybook, combining fact and fantasy. And all the while, never missing out on the world’s performance.