The More I Build You (2014)
The More I Build You Statement
The More I Build You scrutinizes the desire to establish an idealistic home while at the same time longing for travel and new experiences. For me, home is what houses the struggle that arises by wanting both complete freedom and domestic responsibilities. It is the conflict of desiring something you fear or shun.
Where the idea of home sparks a more psychological effect, the physical structure of the house produces a tangible, contested space between the indoors and the outdoors. It becomes a vessel that encapsulates the life force that exists within, separating it from the rest of the world. Repeating a process of layering paint and drawings, then removing them by sanding allows for a sense of history and the discovering of memories and new ideas. By exploring the delicate intersection where the intimate interior spaces meet the vast exterior of the outside, the work addresses the uneasiness that home can sometimes evoke.