The themes that I explore in my collages, drawings, and 3D environments include advertising imagery, beauty culture, and political identities. Many of the smaller works are tactile and inform me of what materials and color choices to combine in
I use the term combine in the way that Robert Rauschenberg coined it, composing works that have a relationship between both 2D and 3D realms. Feminist artists also influence me, particularly the work of Cindy Sherman and Niki Saint Phalle.
My subjects represent materials that are spectacular but cheap. I collect sequins material, American flags and buntings, dollar store fake tattoos, toy guns, arrows, and other objects that are familiar and, which become transformed when inserted into a drawing or sculpture. It is through the process of combining materials, exploring caricature, and inviting peers to interact with the work that I challenge stereotypes and celebrate the materials that are immediately accessible.