I have a socially engaged art practice. I interact with the public, creating dialog as I gather information + material to use in related mixed-media artworks such as installation, performance, sculptural assemblage, video, and painting. One series "Aging Sucks", seeks to document my personal observations + frustrations of my body/mind getting older
I've been observing that the general public, namely baby boomers, is looking older. The boomers are truly aging, and I am one of them. But I am 30 deep inside! The whole point is to get people thinking about the question “How old are you deep inside?” Here are 3 patrons proudly displaying their chosen age numbers as they chat with others about it
When asked, most people remark “Oh, I’ve never thought about that before” and take a few minutes to ponder what age they are deep inside. The process of asking the question, then stamping and photographing their hand usually puts a smile on their face. I have photographed over 1000 hands. Each artwork contains a different set of hands.
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<"Something Your Parents Told You" is another social practice series. This dual card deck is called "Game of Chance". Life is a gamble. We don’t choose our parents. It’s as if the parent lottery is assigned through the luck of the draw and a roll of the dice. The card fronts feature 3 yr old me + backs each have different phrases from the public
<This Rolodex is called "Filed Away" and is a glimpse into what parents tell their children, which can become emotional baggage. Phrases are gathered from memories shared by the public. I have many different styles of Rolodex, and each contain a different set of phrases.
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"Something Your Parents Told You" series: Some things my parents told me as a child play silently in the back of my head, unrelentingly. Individuals are helping me through this predicament by sharing a memory of their own. There are three ways that I collect these:1. Asking the question in person2. Collection box3. Facebook page
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