Artist Statement Submitted 2015
My work is comforting and disquieting, nostalgic and satisfying, between the real and the unreal. I am interested in transient experiences to places between reality and an altered state of perception. Through use of a variety of materials I create and reference the nature of south Louisiana. The landscape of south Louisiana is used as a surrogate for the experiences people go through which include attempting to escape reality, being aware of oneself in context to others and space, recalling significant moments, and being confronted with the power of nature’s might. I also allude to ideas about longing and what a home can be. This artwork is a search for myself in relationship to my homeland as experiences and memories submerge and emerge.
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