We Were Never Strangers
We Were Never Strangers installed at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston TX
I believe that every person shares in some universal commonality that is deeply rooted within the core of our humanity. In an attempt to pinpoint and reveal that connection, I collect remnants of our lives that reflect our desires and feelings. Our existence can be summed up in what we leave behind, the written word, fleeting expressions and where we choose to place personal value. Each collected element comes from an anonymous source, leaving no chance for personal bias. So, I take these effects and convert them into a montage of paintings and assembled found objects to serve as extensions of ourselves. These facets confront the construct of memory, greed, internal turmoil, loss and other projected sentiments. Throughout this process of collecting anonymous ephemera, I find that we are not strangers and we never were.