As has long been said, and said rightly, the personal is political. In my work, I use photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and painting to reflect on the conditions faced by the human body and spirit. Each body of work evolves from the ones before as chapters in my “art of personal mythology.”
Knives, like the belts and on/off switches in my work, are everyday objects that can have larger significance based on the alchemy of a viewer’s memories, experiences or fantasies. Focusing on the delicate balance between grace and threat, the photographic portraits of knives in “Beautiful Danger” were created as my quiet but rage-filled protest against the divisiveness in our country and the increasing suppression of human rights.