Power places each of us in a position of control or subordination to the events happening around us. My work takes interest in the global use of power whether it be in the form of male identity, political power, or the American dream, and how it influences individuals and groups around the world. In my varied use of sculpture, installation, and programmed electronics, power plays a role in how my work interacts with the viewer in relation to global issues within the installation setting.
My work uses a refined aesthetic combined with technical ability to alter the function and context of known objects significant to my research. Much of my work relies on the material used and the object's inherent meaning as a foundation to then later build on. In many cases, the objects' utility is then altered through the use of mechanical equipment such as engine hoists, motors, and pumps to change their original function or operation. Calling on the viewers' actions and relation to the symbols and objects within the works to critique the use of power at play.