The inspiration of my work is the result of an ever-ricocheting attention span, resulting in a worldview constructed with pop culture, public radio, punk rock, and conspiracy theories. The result is a black comedy of epic proportions where the world is made of fictional events based on true stories. The work grows in direct response to disasters throughout history. I am continually amazed by the human response to events such as terrorism, colonialism, and ecological and financial collapse. My goal is to refasten these stories into new events, if only to point out the dislocation between trying to tell the truth and attempting to follow the correct course of action.
As a single human I am at a disadvantage with regards to understanding most major events that impact the world. Given the scope of information available from an infinite number of voices I am at a loss for knowing truth from opinion, history from conspiracy, or journalist from advocate. However as an artist, I owe the truth nothing, so through humor, narrative and a selective memory I attempt to dissect health problems, environmental disasters and political crisis in order to generate works that offers a compelling, if not inaccurate, reflection of the world.