I am an interdisciplinary artist who creates videos, installations, public art, performance and two-dimensional work. For the past several years, my work has explored elusive and explicit aspects of American public history, contemporary culture, and personal narratives. I investigate how stories, memories and legacies are created and examine what exists between the lines. By blending fiction and fact, I illustrate how the the threads of individual, familial and national narratives include fabrications and omissions as they create understandings that become formal history and family lore. I use humor and the suspension of disbelief to tackle difficult subjects, such as racism, immigration, identity, and ideology.
More recently I have also become interested in exploring the nature of creativity and the social and psychological world of the artist. My recent videos and performance work has focused on the challenges that artists face, and I have created three new works, IMPOSTOR, a 3 minute documented film of a performance I did at Art Omi, IMPOSTOR#2, a durational performance that took place in Kansas City, and SHADOW, a fourteen minute film that uses humor to explore the source of creativity and is an official selection in this years 's Free State Film Festival. Most recently I created an installation, Family Memoir, to "convey the truth of a thing, not to be the truth itself" (from God in the Ruins by Kate Atkinson).