As in Aggregates, this work considers the ever-present themes of violence in human behavior and cultural production. Pictures from news stories, documentaries, military footage, cinema, advertising, and popular marketing campaigns all serve as my raw material. Recyclable and reusable bags and packaging serve as the substrate.
Projections require a light source to be visible. These artworks are the result of a life amidst an information-saturated retro-futurist-present where self-obsession and brutality too often seem to be the overriding principles. My purpose does not revolve around some illusionary hope for a peaceful coexistence to come, it’s a meditation on ways to make humanness not only comprehensible but also relatable and recognizable. It aims to illuminate for us - in the current moment - our complicity in a perpetual act of violence.