Walls (9 works)
More than physical walls, this series focusses on frontiers where the human-made and natural worlds, the urban and naturalistic meet. I'm interested at the broadest level in how different realities interact.
Despite how walls-as-interfaces embody our desire to intermix and birth new realities, they don't sit easily in a narrow mode of understanding and become so ingrained in the landscape that they hide in plain sight. Where the stakes of curb appeal are high, they're often concealed by design.
As frontiers, walls recall the borders that divide nations: transitionary lines which are heavily regulated and often wilder and more diverse than the centres they uphold. They epitomize us modern humans with our multiple identities and allegiances.
While urban planners, architects, developers, realtors, advertisers, tour guides, travel agents, and other curators of our lived environments guide our attentions elsewhere, make the effort to look and these verging perimeters become evident.
As an artist trying to tap into a certain poetic truth, I'm drawn to how accessible yet expressive walls are of the ways we live in reality, rather than how we're manipulated into fetishizing dream forms of living.
And they deserve light, one which divulges not their elegance or refinement but deeper possibilities.