Artist statement

I situate my creative practice within the contradicting traditions of documentary and fiction through video, photography and installation. I construct narratives, scenes and stories which point to the tensions found between the individual and communities. I utilize autobiographical threads to inform larger universal fields of experience. Gestures of alienation and displacement are both the aesthetic and subject of much of my work.  Often using desert landscapes and tableaus with day labors or myself I explore the way an image is inhabited, and the way that spaces and people are translated into images. My work serves as an expressive and intimate point of contact between the broader realms of subjectivity and political contingency. Through my videos and photographs, I make images that feel at the same time familiar yet distant, I engage the viewer in questions concerning the ways in which the formation and experience of each work is situated - how they exist in and out of place