"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
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"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
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"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feetThe scanned and printed images are sourced from 19th century colonial texts of the Philippines. During this time period, there was a transition of power from Spain to the US. Photos were used to promote ideals of American Empire and the “benevolent assimilation” of the Philippines.  Additionally, there are images from news clips of current events, particularly stills related to President Duterte’s policies, the landscape of the Philippines, and the islands’ current relationship with the US. I am interested in the relationship between assimilation, camouflage, as well as the idea of a haunted landscape. Trauma, whether through natural disaster or historical conflicts, is absorbed by the landscape and atmosphere. The land, air, and water, contain hidden scars, while continuing to regenerate and grow. Trauma is like a specter haunting the terrain. Camouflage is a disguise to hide in the landscape. In nature, patterns are used to ward off predators, signal danger, or to escape by blending into the surroundings. In war, camouflage is a protective garment or an invisible threat, depending on what position you occupy. In this new work, I am interested in referencing these uses. On one hand, the bright reds and patterns act as a warning device. On the other, the images embedded within the piece are disguised and rearranged, unable to be pieced together to form a linear narrative.
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Silent Malady," 2017, Scanned and printed colonial images of the Philippines, inkjet prints of online news images, paint 9 x 24 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Tainted Siege," 2017, Inkjet prints, mixed media, 12 x 7 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feetNostalgic Fatigue is part of a series of works, made from collected colonial photography during the late 1800s to early 1900s in the Philippines. The form of the work is inspired by imagery of the topics as well as camouflage materials used in the military. At the time the photos were taken, the Philippines transitioned from being a colony of Spain to a colony of the US. Travelogues, anthropological photos, and texts were created by the US to edit together a specific type of imagery and narrative about their newly acquired colonies. Mythologies around “civilizing” and “taming” the Filipino people and the landscape were perpetuated. Yet simultaneously, the US and the Philippines were engaged in guerilla warfare for years as the Filipinos resisted colonization. I am interested in ideas of camouflage, what is hidden or masked in plain sight, as well as ideologies that attempt to contain and reduce complex histories.    
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
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"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century),  17 x 6 x 1 feet
"Nostalgic Fatigue," 2017, Cut, dyed and painted colonial photographs of the Philippines (late 19th/early 20th century), 17 x 6 x 1 feet
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"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each) The title of the work is taken from the description of the sunset as recorded by Dean Worchester, in his colonial texts “The Philippines: Past and Present (1914).” There is about a 3 foot gap in between the sculptures, allowing the viewer to walk around and in between the sculptures.
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
"Unsurpassed and Unsurpassable," 2018, Fabric, inkjet prints, paint, wood, 5 x 8 feet (each)
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