"Ritualistic aspects of society are presented through connotation, looking at things like anthems, attitude and fashion. Such predispositions of modern culture serve as a visual communication. The naturalized and seemingly predetermined meanings of signs, symbols and objects are understood as nuanced and subjective, allowing my work to provoke an ambiguous sentiment rather than a direct opinion. I unapologetically draw heavily from popular culture, using juxtaposition, collage and montage to synthesize a variety of inspirations from some unlikely places. Personal clips and images are mixed with found footage from popular culture leading to a strong trashy aesthetic that is an often crude but somehow romantic take on British culture."
Thursday, March 18, 2010