I am a pit stop.
He needed some fuel.
The feeling inside grips you tight.
It controls you.
I want you to check my profile; to see my face.
What does your face look like.
Now you strike with your repulsed smile.
Which makes understanding clear.
Do you understand this so far? Me neither.
I think of my art and these indefinite installations as checklists. Checklists I create based on experiences, gas runs, and just everything around me; bad and good. I always ask myself is making art about bad things bad art?
In a summary of it all, life (society) kinda sucks, and I hope you are at least nodding your head a little in agreement. I get reminded every day with things I see, feel, and hear on the news or in my own life. Then I get inspired. We are living in this world. A world of selling, to someone, may the be selling yourself, ideas, women, food, or material things. This fast paced “get’er done” world. A corrupt thinking world. A Trump ruled world. A consumerism and need based world. This need controlled by our desires, but also controlled by them; the store owners, friends, parents, the marketers, the sellers, the advertisers. It is everywhere.
Advertisers. Advertising lets say is interesting, which can mean good or bad. I am interested however, in the use of different unusual products to show how advertising, marketing, and even a performative lecture can be very manipulative to give you a false sense of what you need in our world by stimulating desires through sensory clues and other forms of suggestion through the words that I chose and the positive reactions to my own creations.
My work is an examination of this all: of consumerism, of accessibility, of advertisements, manipulation, relationships, of things I identify with or we identify with as consumers, and of these checklists I create in my mind.