I am a project-based artist and co-direct the art collective Floating Museum based in Chicago. I also teach sculpture at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana. My art practice often considers historical narratives, cultural codes and systems of power. Using sculpture, installation, drawing, video and collaborative public works I question topics such as monuments, museum practice, monumentalizing history and the problematics of empire building. I am currently making work that uses an interdisciplinary approach to engage the idea of the copy and production of objects through cast museums, mechanical reproduction and current ideas around the digital revolution’s impact on duplication.
I’m interested in how sculptural actions and images can exist symbolically and how symbols can permeate real-time. I am continually working to make connections between the personal and broader historical and cultural moments through personal studio work and collaborative public projects that bridge design, sculpture, museum practices and social practice. I approach commissions as a conversation into the personal tastes of the collector and how we intersect through media, content and the site where the work will ultimately end up.