"Far to often we are call to read a ‘program’ to understand the content of a work of art. I rate this as a failing of the artist. How will someone outside this program come to understand the work, someone culturally different, speaking another language, or unknowing of the program’s references? I feel the work must address these issues by itself, contain its own internal truths, even if those truths lead to no certain conclusion.
But how do you make a work of art seemingly stripped of all specific references? To resolve this conundrum, I twist the specificity from that of the details of the references into a focus upon the emotional content. By drawing upon emotion and human to human interactions I attempt to illuminate content which cuts through cultural barriers like a hot knife - sadness, joy, curiosity, friendship, mourning- these are experiences all humans have albeit cloaked in various cultural guises."