In my studio practice, When I focus on the cyclical consumer behavior between feeling in control and being controlled which yields the utilization of recognizable domestic forms of houses and yards. I borrow everyday signifiers of affluence, success, leisure, and ease to explore social incongruities and symptomatic solutions as the promise of happiness and the American dream seem ever just beyond reach.
In sculptural series such as Turf Rolls and Tighten Your Belt, combine variations of size and proportion to physically invoke a meta-narrative where one is both inside and outside, both subject and object, and both in control and being controlled. These comparisons of perception address a drive to create a version of nature and of society with which we are comfortable. By transforming suburban stereotypes into symbols and visual markers that delight and at the same time spur a critical stance, I craft an irony-inflected dystopian vision of the suburban fantasy.