25 years, balsa wood and screenprint on book covers, 1995
I work in a variety of media: installation, printmaking, sculpture and artist’s books. My work is unified not by medium but by concept. The main concept I examine is the gay experience. My motives are self-interested: I want to contribute to a space in time where I can communicate information and experience that challenge preconceptions about oneself and one’s relation to others.
The construct of each project I’m involved corresponds to a restoration: an excavation of the truth, and unembarrassed anxiety about our memories. My goal is to transform the experience of a new definition with layers of images from which meaning can be revived.
I have been working with the book as poetic structure, carrier of meaning, for many years. In printmaking, my research has been mainly focused on photo-generated imagery and its intrinsic nature to appropriation. My work seems to belong to the past. It references literature, the sculptural representation, and the studied centering. These characteristics combine to revive the artistic spirit of bygone time. However, these allusions are only attached to the surface and refer only to appearances and recollections. My work references my heritage, which often goes unrecognized within an art critical context. I am intrigued by the manipulative aspect of the easthetics of my work. Perhaps by mixing the aesthetic of a found object of the past with an intimated meaning, I ask the viewer to engage in a play of dichotomies. In the accumulation of vestiges, of parts, and of opposing experiences, the work conveys a feeling once possessed with a significance that is still evident and potent. Most of all a meaning, that is part of a shared history.