Artist Statement

I see my art practice as an investigative tool, as a way to engage in dialogue, a platform for thinking and a means to develop knowledge. My work has evolved from figurative and symbolic explorations in painting to a variety of modes that include drawing, video, performance, installation and public intervention projects. Therefore, the emphasis of my work does not lie in the medium, but in creating a space to explore social contexts and collective narratives. History, film, soap-operas, fairy-tales and mythology all inform my work in that they are both narrative modes that I use as well as sites of investigation. I look for the narratives inscribed in various objects and places and find ways to add to them and at times subvert them. Because I live in the Virgin Islands, a place that has changed colonial hands seven times, the longest being Denmark and the last being the United States, I am particularly interested in the colonial and neocolonial narrative and how it shapes identity, memory and reality. (return to website)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Artist Talk

Our Artist Talk for our exhibit "The Great House: A Re-Imagining of Power, Space & History" took place on Saturday, April 16th from 3-5pm. Monica and I discussed our work, the impetus for the project and showed a video from the performance that occurred opening night.

It was an overwhelming experience. I have never been to an artist talk where people cried. It fulfilled every dream and more. A sincere, heartfelt and open discussion about art, life, history and how the pieces impacted the viewer and the community. We were asked to please continue the exhibition for longer. So it's still up, probably until the summer. Check it out if you haven't already. I am still working on posting some audio from the talk. Forthcoming. Promise.