HONORING THE URBAN LANDSCAPE, From Cityscapes to Dreamscapes
The city is a territory full of stories which inspire my art practice. When I walk or bike in the city, I notice a very complex web of connections, including my own connection with the urban landscape and its inhabitants. All these chaotic relationships influence the way I look at the world and at our city, the way I hear its stories, and how I notice its people.
I often think about the role of the artist in our society and how I can inspire other people with my work. I see the city as a potential space to recreate those stories, for multiple possibilities of transformation into a place we enjoy and where we celebrate diversity, community, and ritual.
I am interested in affecting the way we perceive the urban landscape. I normally use images and forms that are easily recognizable to anyone and directly reference daily life. These images of fabrics, textiles, hair or, wallpaper connect us to our homes and to our bodies. By covering, wrapping, or dressing the walls of certain city buildings, I envision a more inhabitable space—a landscape that relates more closely to humans than corporations. My intention is to contrast these light and whimsical images with the heavy architecture of our city and make our urban visual experience more playful. These architectural interventions decorate urban spaces, blurring the boundaries between art, design, craft, and ornamentation.
I see my work as a co-creation that lies in that poetic space between what we perceive—the Cityscape—and what we envision—the Dreamscape.