I grew up in Maine-small town America complete with Mom and Pop stores and restaurants. In 2001, I moved to Orlando, Florida. I was immediately struck by the sense of commercialism there, in particular the juxtaposition of cow fields with large one-stop shopping chains such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy. The dissonant commercial confluence of products, lighting and spaces in these big box confabulations became the spark that ignited the development of my work. 

From my earliest childhood I have needed to convert the visible world into patterns and symbols as an alternative to text. At age four, I underwent a series of surgical interventions in order for me to be able to hear the world around me properly. Prior to these surgeries, it was extremely difficult for me to communicate to the world through traditional methods. I never learned to read properly as a result. I had to rely upon an intricate way of communicating and understanding the world visual. For years, this functioned as a survival technique, but now I have come to realize this need of mine to see the world in patterns and symbols has evolved into an integral part of my aesthetic approach. 
	
I have found that photography is the only means by which I can express myself. When I go out to document these real spaces I aim to address the tension between documentation and aesthetic construction in order to rethink the way we perceive the world through the photographic medium. For me, photographic subversion of these highly determined sites into indeterminate images of colors, forms and shapes that are devoid of clear information lead to what possibly might be a new aesthetic and perhaps even a new understanding.