My work occurs in the realm of personal and social space, questioning how individuals form feelings of selfhood, connection, and belonging. Through the subjects I photograph and the bonds that develop between us, I explore conscious and subconscious identification and rapport as well as individual symbols of power and culture. I attempt to reveal the self through sameness and difference, through the relationship of self and other, and through relationships to time and place.
My artistic practice shifts from the studio to direct involvement with the community. The production of my work is often an interactive and dialog-based performance; I create situations, invite others into my practice, and set up actions that result in photographs, texts and installations. Through my work and its process I continually displace myself and de-center the viewer, disrupting the usual artist/audience relationship. Through my projects I share the process of performance in art making, in the space between people and in the conception of the self, so that the powers of creation, of intimacy, of identity, of community are challenged and exposed.