My artwork explores methods of codification within western culture to discuss queer ‘masculine’ identities. My process is more akin to a library or a garden; a system of organization and collection. I allocate space to ponder while arranging, pairing, grouping, pruning, and organizing my objects. It is in this quiet space where my labour becomes rhythmic and repetitive. The chosen materials, objects, and surfaces are limited to culturally symbolic forms. My process-based works engage physical and psychological endurance through the repetitive working-over and arrangement of surfaces.
These concepts narrowly hedge the correct selection of objects, mediums, and materials based on their cultural, historical, and semiotic understanding collectively. Through research, organization, composition and re-composition of objects—clarity is sifted for. The implementation of design strategies and associated aesthetics create spaces for my artwork to achieve clean, hard-edged forms to deconstruct a binary of artistic authenticity.