My work represents an oral history and explores the effects of storytelling on memory and emotional attachment. As a storyteller, I am prone to embellish the facts and bend the truth in an attempt to make my tale more entertaining. As time passes and these stories are repeatedly told, my embellishments become integral to the story, and in turn, redefine the memory and my attachment to it. The end result is an idealized and elaborate tall tale that I use to captivate an audience.
By drawing on stories from my childhood, I create work that invites the viewer to surrender to wonder. There was a time when our sense of adventure and imagination knew no limits. I am actively searching for a way to return to that state of mind by recreating the events, real and imagined, that shaped my sense of self. My work encourages the viewer to remember those moments and, hopefully, share them with someone.