2015 In LEGO, We Connect: The Adventure Continues, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
Security blanket 2015 22” x 33” Archival pigment ink on arches waterolor paper, $1,500
Sweetheart 2015 12” x 18” Archival pigment ink on arches waterolor paper, $700
Do You Want Some Candy? 2015 12” x 18” Archival pigment ink on arches waterolor paper, $700
A True Soldier 2015 12” x 18” Archival pigment ink on arches waterolor paper, $700
When You Grow Up 2015, 12” x 18” Archival pigment print on paper, Ed.3, $700
In my photographs I examine identities, masks, roles and how and whom chooses them for us. I'm fascinated by how much of some ones character we think we see or assume we see in their cloths, costume or what we assume they do for a living.
In my photography work I have tried to give a more complex picture of the life of a soldier, or the child of a soldier. Who is the leader or who becomes the assassin? In my work I want to explore if it is possible to see these people as both a soldier as well as an insecure child in need of love, security and warmth. Can we see these people who are professional murderers as both an assassin as well as someone who needed a teddy or had a security blanket as a child?
And how do children respond to us as adults as role models? What makes us choose a path? Is it by our own choice or is it influenced by what we know, see and what we need?