My work is the result of the search for a chink in our façade, the little respites of actual thoughts and feelings that are accentuated by a burst of honesty. These truths are often an inner commentary that contains personal affirmations, lamenting, failed goals, and miscued comebacks. It is a glimpse of a person’s substance without the muddiness of overcompensation. Albeit rare and fleeting, these moments of clarity are a tool for coping for what is most important in our life.
The exploration of this phenomenon has been in conjunction with what I consider to be machismo-related objects. Even through these items are mass-produced, they each contain character through age, use, and presentation. By juxtaposing these momentary truths against images of these parts and machines, I create allegories that document the search for identity and worth within the submission to an implied stereotype.