Artist Statement

In my work I try to create a space where I can visually reconcile and collect the intersections of my own compounded identities of gender, sexuality and race. This pursuit is chosen in opposition to the colonial paradigms of understanding that dominate these conversations, where I work to bring connectivity and pleasure into my making. The intentions of my work come from a desire to shout and call forward while embracing the scrambled paroxysms of descriptors and salvaged language we use to be understood by others; to demand attention to both the necessity and absurdity we go through in finding the labels which best describe ourselves.

Accessing pop culture mash-up, counter-cultural and Indigenous citation, my work is made in attempts to come upon unexpected confluences and malaphors, of punk perimeters and de-evolutions in a spirit of both ceremony and resistance and in deliberately highlighting mistranslations and misunderstandings in identities that are constantly renovated and commissioned upon by ourselves and others.