Western art has long emphasized the uniqueness of each human being. But beneath these independent identities and myths of rugged individualism lies our deep, intrinsic desire to be part of a group. The group provides security and comfort, but it is also vulnerable to manipulative leadership, oppression of independent thought, and exclusion of those seen as "others."
My paintings use repetitive, uniform imagery to examine this propensity towards collective behavior and its resulting power structures and homogeneity. Nebulous uniformity is more important to my work than specific narratives. Yet simultaneously, we are vaguely aware that individual stories exist within the repetitive buildings and isolated interiors.