My work comprises of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. The drawings I produce are of images from eclectic source materials borrowed from advertisements, newspaper photographs, art books, architectural and lifestyle magazines. The images depict specific landscapes, interior/exterior spaces (home, office, entertainment venues) or events that are politically or socio-economically charged affecting our emotions, desires and/or triggering other responses. I translate them from graphic images into geometric line drawings on paper by measuring distances between points and their corresponding degree angles to create quantified rigid shapes or fragments, often leaving out color, specific texture, and perspective.
This meditative and often time consuming process allows me to engage with the image, code it with measurement, converting it into larger scale, and mapping it out, using repetition and coding as a stand-in for language or representation. The coding breaks down meaning of specific cultural symbols, events, and/or human condition within the image creating other possible narratives or compositional abstractions that suspend a fixed meaning. Fragmented pieces of ripped paper are combined, glued and pinned on the wall and thus frequently cut out again and placed in various juxtapositions that create an open ended whole.
The physical presence of the drawing creates an elaborate monochromatic collage, a wall relief, converted to the appropriate scale to fit wall or wrap around the architecture, on the verge of falling apart due to the loose pieces of shaped paper, tape, and map pins that are part of the work. As a result this work attempts to subversively interfere in the information exchange between the media and audience, creating a gap or distance between image, intentional meaning, and prevent specific response.