I don’t know anything about my life pre-adoption, but I’m obsessed with it.
Even though my parents were always honest about the fact that they took me in, the details of what actually happened have never been explained to me. As a child, I felt embarrassed to admit that I was adopted, so I’d lie to my friends about where I came from. Today, I use these memories of feeling inadequate and out-of-place as a starting point for my artwork.
Work Out , video still (2013), Brooklyn, NY
Somewhere is Always Someplace Else (2013), Coney Island, NY
Family Diagram, video still (2013), NY