Artist Statement

With a focus on challenging the concept of documentation, my art practice is rooted in the appreciation, translation and act of archiving objects that record their surroundings. Through collecting, photographing, drawing, writing poems and assembling sculptures, I hope to disrupt the traditional ideas of representation. Through all
of my artwork, both written and visual, I attempt to embody a location and a time period, to create a document, in a both nuanced and abstract way.

I investigate the basketball court as a place where human nature and social politics are an undeniable part of the game. I reflect on the role of the human body in the discussion and rethink issues of race, patriotism and loss, questioning where the boundaries of the court mimic the boundaries of the country. I consider myself a witness to the game, it’s history, how it plays out
and how it intersects with and has moved alongside events in the United States and beyond.