I am a visual artist whose work examines, re-imagines and exists in the public landscape. My installations take the form of altered advertisements that appear on reclaimed billboards, large-scale figurative portraits adhered to architectural elements, functional sculptures or mixed-media paintings installed in public spaces. The man-made forms of the landscape are my medium for exploring issues of personal identity, social relationships and our public, visual culture. Each project is highly site-specific: the shape and texture of a wall, the history and human uses of a location, or an individual's connection to a place dictate the content, placement, and/or shape of my work. I work collaboratively with my subjects and intend for my artistic products to foster community-building long after the shared processes that realized the work are finished.
Thoughts About Art and Community