I have always pulled from my surroundings and experience in my work, yet I have steered away from anything too personal and focused much more on research, grand narratives or systems imbued with odd ambiguity. However, I think the time is right for this project and that this extra layer of authenticity of experience will add something fresh to my artistic practice. You know that old John Baldessari quote, "If I saw the art around me that I liked, then I wouldn't do art”? I wouldn't go as far as saying I don't like any art I see, but if you were to ask me the one thing I feel is missing in the current art conversation the word intimacy comes to mind and I would like to explore this idea in my artwork. Creatively, my experimental videos, collages on paper, painting and photography, although heavily inform each other, have lived somewhat separately in my practice. I am very excited by the idea of integrating them in a dynamic way for this project.