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Artist statement

In the studio

Art is a mirror of the prevalent culture.

As conditions unfold, political, social, and economic factors mark and define the path of artistic expression. With this in mind art of these days is a reflection of extreme circumstances, particularly considering how capitalism and the free market completely dominate the political and social systems globally.

My work is the result of a somewhat fortuitous encounter between market forces ans the rubble of culture. Crafts, iconography of first nation peoples, outdated electronic equipment, stickers, processed wood, and industrial materials are combined with the purpose of constructing images that disorient, breathing life into hybrids that are difficult to identify.