I am an interdisciplinary artist, using the mediums of photography, video, and new media as forms of expression. My work explores the nature of performance, reality and the moments in-between. I am interested in the conflict between what is being represented and what is, under closer observation, actually occurring. The Exit Series delves into the ritualized significance of everyday situations emphasizing the transformative power of the recorded image to distill a seemingly banal moment into a heightened, significant event. By pushing the willing suspension of disbelief, inherent in image viewing, a tension is formed. These fragmented narrative works are left open, having no specific past or future, forcing the viewer to reach their own conclusions. Loosely based on the synthesis between memory and observation, these constructed realities explore longing, desire, betrayal and the loss of control brought on by the emergence of adolescence from childhood. The pieces are an interplay between the sublime and the ordinary. Everyday scenes take on a new significance. Their internal tensions create a sensory event that is something more than what one originally interprets. The psychological is manifested in the pictorial form as real and imagined anxieties; contradictions and ambiguities are exposed. These works lie in the intersections between attraction and repulsion, between the fantastical and the real. By allowing us into the elusive transitional world of childhood fantasy and rites of passage, the suspended narratives presented in this series question how we recall, reconstruct and record our own histories, a place where the division between reality and illusion are intertwined.