Artist Statement

There exists a struggle to ignore our ephemeralness in this world; architecture acts as a medium for us to implant ourselves in a more permanent, physical state. The buildings we have inhabited seem to float in space and time, existing on their own plane, untouched. There is both a where-ness and permanence to the structure – it persists whether there is life there or not. It stands as a monument, as shelter, as a memory, and as a tether to where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. Following the influence of collage, I break architecture apart and put it back together in a way that is vaguely familiar, like a distant memory – it recalls something specific and yet it evaporates away like a dream. I pull pieces from many different sources; print, photographs, and architecture books. My hope is that the observer finds pieces of themselves in my work, lost among the remnants of what it used to be and what it is now. The observer can find refuge amongst and within my work.

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