Statement / SOAP

For the past few years I've had an obsession with the stains and marks on my studio floor. I now find myself obsessed with a bar of soap.

Several months ago, my studiomate was walking by the sink outside our studio and noticed a bar of soap with a hole through the middle of it. I had been washing my brushes with it and the circular motion had created a hole through its center. She found it visually compelling, took a picture of it and sent it to me.

I was immediately struck by the humor of what it was in reality, but also saw the potential in the many ways I could transform it and allow it to exist in a new context.

For many years my images have begun with photographs that I’ve taken of seemingly mundane things. The origin is inconsequential - it is the alteration that gives the image its new life.