“As an artist, I am aware that my motives are sometimes ambiguous; after all, I want to change the things that I think are important to change.” –Jeanne Van Heeswijk
I am interested in exploring the space between—the ambiguities of interacting, connecting and communicating. I pull inspiration from daily life and am interested in our collective sociality—the space where “I” ends and “other” begins. I attempt to shift the notion of “I” as individual to a relational “I”—viable through relationships with others. Consequently emphasis is placed on understanding multiple subjectivities and practicing reciprocity. The desire to overhaul alienation and complacency through engagement is a central theme in my work.
I am concerned with creating spaces in which both initiator and participant take on levels of responsibility. My intention is to create a portal—a space that metaphorically or physically functions as a neutral environment that displaces anxiety, self-consciousness, and separation. I view this displacement as an opening where the possibility of engagement, understanding, trust and reciprocity are propelled. The primary goal of my practice is to explore the relationship between the self as an individual and the self as a relational being within a greater web of collective sociality.