I find value in disregarded cultural trash. Our decompression tendencies expose our guilty pleasures. We choose to

disengage and the distraction is a privilege. Can worth be reinstated to this slacker behavior if examined against art 


Through satirical humor, I hope to suggest a critique of our

learned art world, challenging obvious assumptions we routinely accept and enact. Stereotypes and generalizations

of hierarchical materials visually wrestle for the spotlight. Expectations of what is considered historically or culturally

valuable are exaggerated for these compositional battles.

With heroic art practices such as oil painting and the

structural trust gained through my sculptural forms, I defend

the integrity of conceptual art.

This contemporary issue is reflected in an art historical

context in an article written by Emma Brockes about

minimalist Carl Andres. They state, "We live in a linguistic

culture and everything has to be turned into language.

People don't understand anything until you've explained it."

This is a form of visual obtuseness that comes from being

raised on television – "which absolutely deadens the

imagination and deadens the senses. You just sit there

with your mouth open."