My practice is motivated by conundrums of identity, history, and hegemony.
All my life I have navigated contradictions in belonging. Growing up between rural Schoharie County, NY and New York City, I hold elements of rural life and urban culture. I am drawn to the spaces between definitions—How can community be inclusive, yet defensive? Can you be conservative and progressive? How can history be both honored and revised?
I spend time in the uncomfortable places where ideologies rub up against each other. They overlap, they wear one another down, they break, they become each other. I look both at broad systems like capitalism and militaristic globalization, and local ones like identity-oriented community, neighborhood design, and policing.
I work to reconcile diverse experiences and foster self awareness and communication across the boundaries we construct around ourselves. I work to trace the roots of ideology through the stories of history. I work to illuminate power structures so they can be avoided, altered, or destroyed.