My work is influenced by surrealism and Dada, but I also love the aesthetic of 19th century investigations into thought and spirit photography, which promises a connection to the dead through camera tricks. In a way, my work is making the same promise, it's just that the photography tricks are getting better.
I'm extremely interested in Freudian dream-work. My work starts with archival images, usually distorted through the scanning process: cultural memory standing in for personal ones. They're then abstracted through layers and associations until some kind of story emerges. Though psychoanalysis is out of vogue, I think it's important to make work that dreams about transforming our past.
I live in San Francisco and publish these images in small batches of chapbooks and on Instagram (owwls).