About My Work
In many cities across the nation, marginalized neighborhoods are being redeveloped or gentrified. Urban renewal is paradoxical as it bolsters commerce and revives neglected neighborhoods. However, when renewal runs amuck, newcomers confiscate occupied communities and displace native inhabitants
With an analytical lens, my work seeks to capture the instability of many urban communities as they undergo demographic change. Emulating the processes leading up to gentrification, my work conjures images of urban dynamism, commotion, pandemonium, and chaos. However, as I consider these processes in my work, my pain and sense of purpose arises from the empathy I feel for displaced and vulnerable people.