Self- Portraits, 1998 - 2011
In the process of reinventing myself, I wonder about what I left behind. I construct images that release my subconscious. Simultaneously I perform as if I am being watched. The awareness of the gaze is what consumes my photographs with the performative gestures. I find myself being imagined and re-imagined by none other than myself. Such practice and play with performance provided avenues for creative expression in the business of becoming an American. With plenty of challenges, it allowed me the positive, enthusiastic, and slightly mischievous sense of creative confidence.