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Statement

I seek for my work to facilitate human connection and interaction. The cyclical forces of destruction and reconstruction drive my creative process. My urge to destroy connects with a desire to dismantle, eradicate, and transform physical, psychological, and social injustices. Destruction is central to how I manipulate materials, construct my work, and think about concepts.

For nearly a decade, natural black pigments and black materials have been essential to my work. Black has many associations. I want to uplift its sacredness. Black is the color of naturally occurring things, such as, charred wood and the night sky. Black has an immense presence, ancient traces, and a primordial quality, which is what I am seeking to connect with in my work.