Everywhere I am provided with source material. I’m constantly looking, searching, collecting, and appropriating. I photograph, download, scan, and screen capture. Images are placed, erased, degraded, layered, altered, and transformed.
I tap into the ever-present themes of violence in human behavior and cultural production. My work holds a mirror up to the mediated images of violence that come to us so neatly packaged, so ambiguously portrayed, often seductively beautiful: hyperreal disconnects from shrapnel, shattered bodies, and environmental devastation. I mine the past and present – a vast archive of the human violent imaginary – to show how we shape, depict, and perceive our world.