Artist Statement

 My work is constantly concerned with mapping and the various means associated with the term itself.  The parameters that define the legibility of an object, place, idea and image are where I focus.  I am looking at the man-made and natural environments in our world and studying common similarities between or within them. Similarities can range from design, content, and concept to nothing at all.  The found similarities result in relationships upon which my work is built. These relationships are between objects, the environment, or objects and the environment. Grids, units, systems, proportions, repetition, labels, generic-ness, masses, standardization, power, control, society, community and the individual are some of the objects and matrix for my work.  I use the matrix to reestablish an environment so I can examine our roles within them and the dependent and independent relationships developed.  I am interested in the accumulated data that defines the man-made and natural world around us and how that relates to our rational analysis of understanding in general.

-AWG