Stadium Road/Emmett Street
The concepts and forms
that make up my artwork generate from an interest in melding physical
and cultural history into compositions that exhume, analyze, and
challenge issues from yesterday and today. Through an assortment
of media I create artwork that compiles and preserves information
into layered, stacked, and eroded forms. The finished product most
often references the link between geology, history, and everyday
life, such as social stratification, political fissures, or historical
sedimentation and erosion.
The sculpture, titled
selective memory, is an autobiographical mining of the past, present,
and future, as memory fades and earth erodes.
In the end, the artwork
I create is an amalgamation of various landmarks and artifacts.
A landmark is more than a simple object or place; it is a reminder
of an emotion, experience, or discovery. An artifact is a clue into
secrets, secrets that have resisted the effects of time, to tell
old underlying stories. The landmarks and artifacts presented in
my work, through material, form, and content, investigate our shared
contemporary existence as it sits teetering atop a world of accumulated
beliefs, traditions, and misconceptions.
603 Ranchwood Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402