Department of Art Instructor interview at the Wassaic Project Website

Jan. 29, 2020

"I won’t deny that the core of my practice is very Americentric. I’ve been trying to get to the heart of the American imaginary, its mythology, sense of morality, and failures around the American Dream. It began first as an interest in the language around the American Dream. The bulk of my graduate school work revolved around that language with explicit references to gambling, casinos, and this wild, free-wheeling, reckless attitude of “get rich or die trying” that feels uniquely American. I wanted to create work that destabilized the notion of success as contingent on hard work alone, since much of it is based on the random hand of circumstances you are dealt at birth. It’s a cosmic crapshoot! So games of chance became a big part of that conversation."

Read the full interview here.