Addressing personal secrets that would rather be left alone, requesting confessions and sharing confessions. The last few years of my work have focused on exposing personal space, trying to take what is unseen and not only reveal it, but promote it. My work is either a direct expression of my private life or a public request that others share theirs. It is from the collection and combination of others’ private lives and my own that my work emerges.

 

 

I understand my art as a conversation between artist and audience that is often enriched by active participation. Art must invigorate its audience but it can also require effort or sacrifice from the viewer (as well as the artist). I contribute intensely personal aspects of my life to my art in an attempt to inspire people to willingly give of themselves.