Our world can be touched but not claimed. The tension between humanity’s constant push for permanence amidst the instability of the natural world results in the existence of communities which are simultaneously unique and placeless. My art spawns from my investigation into how communities use non-place practices in order to adapt to their unique and inevitably resistant environments.
Throughout my body of work, I apply a combination of painting, collage, print, and sculpture to design or recreate landscapes, maps, and communities. I am interested in the way different communities function and support the complexities of human life within their designated landscapes. I want my work to invite the viewer to question the reality, functionality, or explorability of the places I create.