Since the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, like many, I’ve witnessed the steady decline of morals and ideals I thought were shared by the majority of Americans. Although my work has always had socio-political leanings, the Trump era has ignited a fury within me that has fueled a new direction of work. My latest series is blatantly and unapologetically critical of America and uses childhood toys coupled with politically charged topics to highlight the dysfunctionality of our government.
These new works round out a body of work about American politics that I started almost 15 years ago. Each piece uses the ephemera of the American Dream to question the actions of a government that is subverting that dream.