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Artist Statement

As an artist I make books to present a lot of stuff in a very small package and as a printer I can make many copies of a single book. Within a book, artists can explore many facets of an issue over time building complexity and resonance as the pages are turned. A single image exists within the context of what happened before and implies what might occur on future pages. Because they exist as portable multiples, the books become traveling exhibitions and over its lifetime can insinuate itself into unforeseen locales.

The thing that artists do is to imagine the world otherwise. Some of my work emanates from an experience in a military hospital when I was 13 years old in which the status of warrior as hero shifted to warrior as wounded. The fact of contingency within our existence began to come into my consciousness at that time. Circumstances beyond the control of the individual more often than not are a determining factor in her/his life. In my artwork I attempt to suss out meaning from the changing landscape around me.

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