“Everything is Collage.”
You – Your Mom – This Statement
Your Ideas – Your Entire Worldview – Society
The Universe Itself.
Just as quarks come together
to form atoms – to form molecules –
to form complex structures – to form life,
your innermost thoughts – beliefs – ideas
are formed from the (often involuntary)
acquisition, deconstruction, analysis, acceptance, rejection
and reconstruction of previous
thoughts – beliefs – ideas.
It is inescapable – we do not live in a vacuum.
Understand this means that originality is a lie.
“The Aftermath of a One-Sided Knife Fight.”
through juxtaposition requires
Regardless of whether one is physically destroying an image or object, a mere juxtaposition of elements is enough to indicate a prior stripping of original context.
My themes tend toward
the social – the philosophical – and the emotional.
I ask questions and make statements.
Not every notion implied in my work is a notion that I hold true –
It is very possible that I am merely
–with a knife.