In Late 2007, I began working conceptually with the domestic space as a site of war, intimately exploring the psychological crisis that occurs when something so familiar becomes suddenly unfamiliar.
Sociological concerns such as domestic violence in both the emotional and physical environment are prevalent, and I strive to evoke the feelings that dominate a psychological experience such as this.
This simultaneous feeling of attraction and repulsion is the paradox I have chosen to investigate.
The domestic space is an intimate one, and the parallel narrative to power relations and control systems, is emotional entanglement and the shifting of personal personas, and the loosening of constructed identities.
Oftentimes one does not really ever fully conquer, or become fully conquered, or fully gravitate in the singular realm of either the familiar or the unfamiliar. Many times these polar opposites co-exist.
It is the struggle in the co-existence and the problematics of negotiating territory and space in this dynamic that I intend to engage the most.