Project Statement: The two works in this exhibition are clips of work in progress. "Monuments of the Future" features people who are caregivers and suggests they’d make better monuments than war generals. "water/love/care" is a collaboration with my daughter documenting our interactions involving water over two days in the summer. While specific humans seem the focus for each project, they are only a part of the message.
Artist Statement: Considering love as an organizing principle and as a methodology for living, my work investigates how we love and communicate to and about our loves. As the nature of this action is so varied and often uses language for something that is beyond language, I create installations, lens-based pieces, works on paper, and performative, participatory actions in response. Loving, while usually so intimate, is ultimately political. These works demonstrate aspects of what it is to love and how love involves trust, care, and responsibility. I see this ability as a unifying force, linking strangers despite outward differences, and really the only answer to salvaging a world we’ve set afire.