As a child I remember watching my mother clean our apartment diligently everyday, tired or not. Thoughts of her work inspired the series Domesticity.
Domesticity is a ongoing project that investigates the evolution of the nineteenth century ideology of ideal womanliness, a pius submissive wife and mother, relegated to home life—the haven of cleanliness, happiness, and virtue. The images ask questions of the routine of maintaining a household. What does it look like when those routines break down? What role do commercial products play in both ordering and subverting these routines? How does one uniform herself, both physically and socially, in context to the cultural practices we adopt? How does one rebel in a domestic environment?
These immediately familiar experiences and questions arise in this photographically constructed claustrophobic home environment where the practices of domesticity both literally and figuratively become an easily identified uniform.
Domesticity No. 58, 2014
Domesticity No. 73, 2014
Domesticity No. 20, 2014
Domesticity No. 12, 2014
Domesticity No. 25, 2014
Domesticity No. 37, 2014
Domesticity No. 22, 2014
Domesticity No. 18, 2014
Domesticity No. 11, 2014
Domesticity No. 28, 2014
Domesticity No. 32, 2014
Domesticity No. 48, 2014
Domesticity No. 50, 2014
Domesticity No. 78, 2014
Domesticity No. 82, 2014
Domesticity No. 84, 2014
Domesticity No. 92, 2014
Domesticity No. 100, 2014
Domesticity No. 106, 2014
American Diorama is an ongoing project that investigates commercial products and their contextual place in society and the environment. I construct miniature sets of ideal natural environments, filled with grass and trees. Immediately familiar commercial objects are placed on these miniaturized ideal diorama landscapes and photographed as if larger than life in an attempt to recontextualize the objects in the viewers mind. The effect of commercial items on the environment and society, their role in society, and subsequent consequence are questions that inspired the creation of this series.
Marlboro, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Red Stripe, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
McDonalds, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Cola, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Nature, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Nature 2, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Converse, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Dial, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Quarter, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Crayon, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
Oreo, 2014, 20 x 30" archival pigment print
We are not always the same all the time. This series examines the nature of identity and it’s transformations when emotions effect us. What does our stripped down vulnerable and open self look like? What are we when we remove our smile, the artifice of our personality, our fears, and our hopes? Are we even the same person?
Engendered No. 63
Engendered No. 42
Engendered No. 17
Engendered No. 68
The evolution of beaches from being a wealthy health resort destination in the mid-19th century into a middle and working class leisure attraction parallels the cultural evolution of more openness to public degrees of undress, drunkenness, distraction, and play. In the Montrose series, beaches are examined as the working class urban intersection between city life and communing with a curated nature. The contemporary incarnation of beach leisure subverts 19th century paintings of well heeled men in three piece suits escorting corseted debutants along makeshift boardwalks. It’s this unknowingly subversive aspect of contemporary beach leisure that inspired this work.
Montrose Friday, 2013
Montrose Thursday, 2013
Montrose Monday, 2013
Color Tastes Like?
Color Tastes Like is an on-going series that illustrates the strange association the mind draws between colors and flavor. Researchers have long known that the color of food directly affects our desire, feelings, and even the perceived flavor, for an item. This effect is likely connected to a primitive threat warning system that allowed our ancestors to know when a piece of meat or fruit might make us sick. The idea of an primitive biological system attempting to understand every contemporary iteration of food shape, color, texture, and smell inspired this series. Additionally, this work explores if there are other strange associations we can draw between taste and quantity, the color of what’s nearby, shape or texture.
7 Cherries On Cyan Background
3 Donuts On Cyan Background
Butter Finger On Yellow Background
Cherry On Red Background
American Still Life
Cola and Pears, 2013
Campbells and Apples, 2013
Sprite and Oranges, 2013
The Winded series records forms that have been moved by wind.