I make work in response to the built environment in which I live. The resulting pieces act as maps, collections, organisms,
created from bits of architectural detritus, which reflect the fraught relationship between infrastructures and the people who inhabit them. In these pieces architecture is portrayed as a sort of golem, an unweldy and sometimes tyrannical being made in the image of its creator. In my newer work I am turning my focus from urban spaces to manufactured goods.. In the neighborhood where I live, commerce makes up an entire architecture in itself; it is a complex and ramshackle structure consisting of discount stores, street vendors, bootleg t-shirt hawkers, and wholesale importers of cheap novelties. This roughshod bizarre dominates the landscape of my environs. Inspired by research into historic textile traditions and the complex histories behind them, I am attempting to turn cheaply manufactured, even disposable, clothing into new textiles that, like my earlier works, serve as portraits of a system which itself acts as a reflection of the people who inhabit it.