My work involves several disciplines to approach contemporary, socio-political subjects in a non-dominant artistic style. My intent is to draw viewers into a space where both they and myself as the artist are implicated and reflected, questioning assumptions and norms that legitimize negative social structures. I use art as a call to arms, creating works that explore issues about immigrants and gender to encourage cultural and social understanding.
By incorporating video, installation and a variety of media, I explore visual relationships that are sometimes direct yet at times subtle, often mixing disparate, disjointed, fractured and obscured elements.
Some of my influences come from a stew of sources: Freud, Jungian archetypes, magic realism, surrealism, Paula Rego, Shirin Neshat, Kiki Smith, Marisol Escobar, Thomas Hirschhorn.