"My work interrogates residual cultural memory through the detritus of identity-driven consumerism. These discarded materials I collect are recontextualized through my intervention, as I am unaware of the histories imbued in them by their previous owners. Through a process of archeological curation, I create new objects that invite queries into the values of our current sociopolitical positions with a particular focus on the ever-decreasing lifecycle of the attention economy and sustainability.
My current body of work uses mistints and discarded house paint, as these are manifestations of culture and the ever-decreasing lifecycle of our identities and the goods that support them. These goods are carriers of invisible memory. Mistint house paints are found orphaned in hardware stores by customers not satisfied with their original color choice. As devalued, they are sold at a lower price. For me, these mistint paints represent a consumer's hopes and dreams that have not been realized. One buys house paint to decorate quarters in their home to add desirability, enhance a home's sophistication, or create comfort in one's limited space. Each home holds a recollection, and its inhabitants' persona is transcribed in the breadth of the walls. A place such as a home is a space that one has capitalized in value. Building a home is tangible, and this practice alludes to an individual creating their order of nature as a projection of their newer, improved identities.
Process plays a central role in my work. I salvage and mold layers of paint into newfound forms, simultaneously revealing a residue in the strata of their previous lives. I produce paintings and sculptures that utilize the method of sedimentation and excavation. I reformulate the paints and materials into a visual record of history through material transformations by pouring layers to create strata-like forms. After building these repetitive layers, I expose their relationships through excavation and revealing their histories. Each layer represents a cultural/identity shedding and the excessive waste of capitalist consumer culture. These reconstructed objects allow me to focus on these abandoned materials or articles, critiquing our contemporary consumerist ideology. This method of unearthing functions to uncover buried intentions and the discarded notions of progress."