My work involves contemporary issues in my life as well as those in the world around me. The
individual and social topics I choose to depict are global issues that not only serve as a method
in which to deal with my own frustrations with my past, present and future, but also serve as a
way for viewers to think about frustrations in their own experience.
I am influenced by american culture, current media and politics, and what I view as the
degradation of the human experience through social and environmental poisons which plague
our world. I feel that it is my job as an artist to not only explore these ideas but also present
them, provoking an awareness response.
ART WORK AND PROJECTS
Theaster Gates: Soul Manufacturing Corporation- To Make the Thing that Makes the Things January 21-Spring 2013