A General Statement About Why I Do This.
I create images as a response to powerful experiences and as a way of speaking back to culture. I grew up in suburban Northern Virginia in a town called Reston, a place conceived of and developed along utopian-spirited ideals. As time has gone on, those ideals have been challenged by the dominant narrative of the American pleasant life and the ensuing argument is literally encoded in the streets, the parks, and the homes. I approach my work as a decoding of this perpetual conflict between the spaciousness of ideals and the confines of cultural conventions.
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