"Norma"

"Norma"

Artist Statement

My practice retreads the ineffable moods of my personal past through any found objects I can associate with those experiences.  The nebulous quality of this past means that few of my sculptures and installations contain a transparent narrative, often leaving more questions than answers.  Conjuring my formative years in the 1980’s and 90’s, I primarily use thrifted, late 20th century domestic objects and Americana bric-a-brac. This period of my life was shaped and permeated by the “Satanic Panic,” so occult symbolism, horror movie references, sexual innuendo, and occasional representations of violence are invoked to depict my fraught relationship with white, evangelical Christian America and related ideals of nationalism and gendered domesticity.  Anachronisms are nearly always present in these installations, as my mode of assembling found objects forces past and present together in ways that are never comfortable.