My art practice investigates the American cultural landscape, contemporary aspirational lifestyles, and the idiosyncratic intersection of tourism and elitism. Shopping malls, airports, lifestyle centers, megachurches, and suburban subdivisions are often active participants and central characters in my work. I reveal the economic, political, and social implications of systemic privilege through uncanny performance videos and lens-based documentation. I ask the viewer to re-evaluate their relationship with what is familiar to them, and consider why, when, where, and what they consume.
My current body of work explores and examines the plight of the culturally fractured inhabitants of the American landscape. This work involves the NÆ persona. NÆ’s musical allegories illustrate the cyclical dichotomies that white privilege contains. Through the use of multiple caricatures of white women, I investigate systemic entitlement, boredom, addiction, and over-consumption as a result of privilege. The various caricatures are flippant; dominated by a thirst for social status and personify the hapless results of aspirational lifestyle marketing.