Sometimes I have to blow a hole in history to find a place in it. A sort of demolition or clearing of a plot of land. Sometimes I have to build theoretical buildings for moments that have some romantic significance in my history. Sometimes I have to make these theoretical places and then own up to the fact that they are romantic artificial memories, memories that belong to a past place and time that are not my own, they belong to the experiences and culture of my ancestors. I have to recognize that these places cannot be entered again – and in denying access (in a formal way) and subsequently deny access to the viewer.
In this way I reconcile the limited depth of my direct history and augment it with continuities I share with my ‘past,’ but not directly born from the past. Introducing experiential components that are mine – a love of landscape, of architecture and of modernism into a socio-historical past that is not my own.
Biography / CV
b. 1988, New Orleans, LA. Lives and works in New York.
2012 - MFA in Painting. New York Academy of Art, New York.
2010 - BFA in Illustration. School of Visual Arts, New York.
2010 - Escola Superior de Disseny i d’Art Llotja, Barcelona, Spain
One month intensive study with Tom Carr & Carmen Miguel.