Artist Statement / Bio
My father was a strong believer in the United States Constitution and all of his “”unalienable Rights”, specifically the part about “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. I grew up in middle class Texas where the culture welcomed a plethora of personal rights, like smoking cigarettes, eating fried chicken on Sundays, traveling “anywhere” in America and riding in cars without seat belts. My work revolves around certain truths and my experiences as a child. With my work I want to open a door into my personal narrative bringing all the wreckage that comes with it. My most personal feelings will be spelled out in the form of detail, surpassing substance in order for the viewer to experience the discourse. My sculptures, typically ceramic, tend to examine the corporeal and responsive connections associated with the object. It is my identity of self as I was pulled along through my father’s rights of happiness.
My work is currently featured in Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans, LA.