I am rewriting history. History is a malleable construct. I am consciously reexamining histories of my visual output, my body and its surroundings, and modern painting while cataloging the history of my mark in space and space in mark. I use the print as both a process and a conceptual framework to explore the creation and destruction of images. Whether by erasing and redacting my earlier marks or blurring and obscuring quotations of canonical works, I use the press to condense and conflate Art History and personal histories.

 

The print is a reflection. It presents, distorts, and collapses. It is a tool for self-preservation and self-destruction, examination and obliteration, and expression and communication with the universe. It is a method of creating semi-precious icons and iconoclasm.

 

By rewriting history, I write myself into it.

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