Several years ago, my art and politics entered into a union, an organic relationship based on my need for purpose and desire to understand the world we live in. This led to a tension, causing the two sides to engage in constant negotiation and compromise in an attempt to satisfy their own expression. Somewhere along the line, I learned to embrace this tension and use it as a catalyst to challenge myself artistically while continuing to speak to the issues that matter to me.
My practice is based on the values of research, collaboration, community, experimentation, risk-taking and knowledge sharing. I am interested in creating with multiple art forms and am most inspired by my travels, through which I have met incredible people who have left a lasting imprint on me. My work does not attempt to offer strategies for complex, historically entrenched systems of oppression; however, my desire is to use my art to reveal the nuances in often concealed experiences.