Artist Statement

As a sculptor, and a painter, my work examines the negotiation of cultural model and individual experience in the domestic setting. I am intrigued by the carefully constructed, highly marketable models presented by in Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Williams and Sonoma, etc. My paintings begin with images scanned from these home-furnishing catelogues printed on canvas or paper. Layers of silkscreen and hand painting allude to various means and scales of production. The resulting rooms are intimate facades embedded with preconceived values and marketable narratives. The home is at once our personal refuge and our construct of social identity.