Smash Representation and Abstraction together and my work is the aftermath. This work is the psychological construction and reconstruction of the figure. When Gulliver encountered the Island of Lilliput his scale was misread as a threat and was subsequently tied down with cords. This was soon reversed as his size was utilized as arsenal. I am interested in how our own individual identities are also in a state of restraint and propulsion.
Collage is a metaphor for how the formation of identity is a complex filtering and mitigation of signs that we defy, incorporate, discard and accumulate. Logos and symbols are cross-hatched to blur their individual identification and to challenge the speed of reading of advertising and the immediacy of branding. The figure moves in and out of recognition and the visual fragments are left to be reconstituted by the viewer. They are suspended between construction and deconstruction striving to influence their own creation. Finally, this visual history is mapped by lines that operate as restraints, slings, scars, sutures, scaffolding, supports, bars, tracks, nests, and constellations.