Media and Art exert powerful influences over all of us through continuous, evolving processes of reflection and creation. They shape our hopes and fears, our notions of beauty and ugliness, our ideas about the primitive and the civilized, our conceptions of the honorable and the shameful. My work uses juxtaposed images to comment on the deep and delicate role the media plays in the shaping of our complex lives, identities, and consciousness. Each collage is hand-manipulated with the goal of transformation as a way of commenting on, satirizing or criticizing the source material.
I am a New Jersey based artist with a primary interest in photo collage. Each work is a hand manipulated hybrid utilizing appropriated imagery from magazines to incite an equally compelling and perverse dialogue. My art is characterized by pop culture and advertising influences as well as vibrant colors and bold compositions.