New York's densely frenetic layering is a major inspiration for my work. I love how old storefront signs peak out behind new ones, and how a building door can be a canvas for artists, taggers, and guerrilla marketers. A lamppost is rarely just a lamppost. It is a community bulletin board, graffiti showcase, exercise bar, and old sneaker receptacle.
To me the city is at its best when its functions overlap, histories intermingle, and cultures collide, creating exciting and ambiguous new relationships. This delirious frenzy, the heart of New York City's ecology, engages a "war between beauty and ugliness which demands both become strange new things."
My chopped-up, blown-apart and reconstructed sculptural photo collages are an homage to the churning engine of New York, which is constantly creating new cities, both beautiful and ugly, right on top of the old one.
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