I use permeability, flexibility, and ambiguity as tools to get my fingers in the cracks between social positions. My work braids many ideas that deny one politic. I am an ally, a country boy, a New Yorker, a militia man, a driver, a teacher, an observer, an activist. The goal of my practice is to highlight systems that isolate and separate us, to connect ideologies, identities and histories, and to empower people to confront their own biases and comforts.
Through intentional exposure outside of our comfort zones, unflinching openness, and willingness not only to undo, but to rehabilitate, I believe we can confront and undermine the powers that divide, placate and destroy us, and find new ways of acceptance and restitution.