video still), 2003.
Wood, LCD monitors, DVD players, video projector, color prints,
plexiglas, light fixtures, wiring, hardware
13 x 6 x 8 feet
am interested in the act of revealing and of emergence. In my
work I create a world where it is safe to be expressive. Using
my body as a vehicle for expression, I stage psychologically
charged events and document them with photography and video.
These events give me a structure from which spontaneous activity
can emerge; activity that reflects my internal ambivalence about
letting others in. While I long to connect to the world at large,
this connection is tempered by my desire to protect myself.
Access is allowed, then denied, and vice versa.
My desire to reveal more of myself has led me from working metaphorically
in sculpture to also working more directly in photography and
video performance. It is my intention to discover my inner world
by externalizing it in an ongoing drama. Working intuitively
with sculpture, video, and photography, I create physical and
psychological barriers, as well as points of access. My work
strikes a balance between attraction and repulsion, vulnerability
and self preservation.