A series of questions regarding sociocultural and human-invented systems (institutional facts) and their purposes are the basis of my work. These questions have informed an in-depth visual investigation into the chaotic networks of economy, language, and social constructs. I’ve challenged myself to visualize the seemingly opaque web of system structures at play in the foundation of societal paradigms and human interaction. These socially constructed institutions are inherently interwoven and consequently difficult to isolate, measure, define, and quantify.
My paintings and drawings translate layered abstractions of diagrams, maps, blueprints, and binary system aesthetics into a variety of line work, grid structures, and repeated organic and geometric shapes. The interconnected lines, silhouettes, and patterns reflect and encompass the elusive quality of the subject matter I am investigating.