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I am a borrower and a hoarder. Perpetually torn between the white walls of a gallery and the enthralling rush of the unsanctioned, I borrow a context in both of these instances. Within the gallery, my work embodies a meditative, instinctual perspective on society and its ills. Cycles of power and cycles of conflict—these clashing structures only serve to retard the productivity of the human race. In the public realm, I choose not only to question these power struggles, but also to deconstruct and subvert cultural expectations. Whether these constructs are challenged on the surface of city walls in fifteen countries around the world or at the local grocery store, I utilize my work as a form of social experimentation and connection. My studio is littered with torn pages and fractured bindings of the last two centuries. By surrounding myself with relics of the past, I draw upon an omnipresent need to connect with my heritage. I hoard these remnants to build a platform from which I can interact with the world. Context and focus on the audience have become an extremely important aspect of my work, permeating my entire practice.

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MFA 2015  

MFA 2015