Everything communicated through my work can be boiled down to the concept of control. More specifically, I unpack the idea of control and engage its various forms: self-control, control of others, control by others, no control, and total control. Whether I’m referencing a love that cannot be, an expression dampened, or wants just out of reach, the central message is that access is not always granted- even when we have the keys. Humor is a persistent side effect in the work and can take the viewer to a softer place before exposing the severe nature of a given piece. Primarily through sculpture, but also utilizing painting, photography, video, and live situations, I explore these varying avenues of restraint and their ramifications on our human experience.