In pursuit of a meaningful reflection of who we are, our histories, our actions, and our creations, I look at the intimately complex nature of humanness through images. Everywhere I'm 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.
In this work, I tap into the ever-present and wide-ranging themes of violence in human behavior and cultural production. I mine the past and present – a vast archive of the human violent imaginary – to show how we shape, depict, and perceive violence. 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.