Collaged images of children and their iconic props are appropriated from retro-Americana (1970's) wallpaper and gift-wrap discovered in basements and urban garage sales. Flatland icon intersects with the deeply personal, as anonymous paper detritus mingles with images pulled from the Little Rascals wallpaper lining the safe walls of my own infancy.
These characters and props are removed from their candy-colored, flattened worlds, and re-introduced into a variety of imaginary, uneasy environments infused with danger. Or do the characters themselves represent the danger?
Through repetition and substitution, this work plays off of our universally recalled sense of childlike wonder combined with a tongue-in-cheek veneer of violence.