My work abstracts the journey of being active online and the continual merging of our on and offline identities. I am fascinated by the normalization of online personae and the effect it has on introspection. How emotions are felt, dispersed and received are continually evolving as more online platforms permeate culture. The unintended consequences that arise from technological discourse inspire each body of work. My practice hypothesizes an augmented veil of the human experiences through two main focal points: the psychological effects of media on an individual user, and globally, the artifacts that are collaboratively left behind.

 

I approach this dichotomy through the action of collage where I collect materials to use in video, photography, installation and time-based objects. The material often includes childish objects, punchy color schemes, and quick, oftentimes broken, language. I use objects created in mass to mimic eye-catching topics used by online companies to increase revenue by enticing people to click. Repetitive elements and unclear vantage points are used to metaphorically extend and collapse space in order to communicate the potential of a new object to body relationship.