Text Box: Constructs of Nostalgia play a role in flavoring our memories and, in turn, our perceptions of the world around us. The choices I make as I assemble and process data and materials are intended to tease out notions of reminiscence in the viewer. My point of view remains decidedly that of a Midwestern Ruralist — one whose ties to an idealistic country/small town life are chosen, not incidental. Concepts of isolationism, seclusion and marginalization are therefore kept close as starting points in my research. With this in mind, it is concurrently intentional that I remain aware, broad-minded, sympathetic and curious about the world at large. I focus on travel and investigation to develop an expanded perspective, more questions, and further observations. Subsequently, additional dialogue is generated and addressed as to how an isolationist culture and the rest of an urbanized dominion have a two-way, shifting conversation of cooperation and conflict. 


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My commentaries utilize traditional Hobbyist media to illustrate a position of whimsical query and visceral response.”

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Text Box: Out of these investigations, I continue to develop a more refined visual language that becomes a “gray” area where identity, value, memory and record are gleaned, processed and addressed. An overriding “conflict vs. cooperative” heartbeat stems from thematic conversations of work/play, the adult/the child, the aware/the naïve, the planned/the instinctive and the connected/the remote. As I process these materials into a finished product, narratives coalesce and become a new history that addresses Nostalgia whilst concurrently becoming a new version thereof. 

I see it as my job to provide narrative pleasure for all who experience my work: The joys and curiosities generated by art should be accessible to everyone, not just to a select few. In response, it is my aim to create non-discriminatory aesthetic niches of discovery which viewers of all ages — and from all walks of life — can access, ponder and enjoy.
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