I am fascinated by our cultural obsessions with the various rituals and talismans that we subscribe to for protection, good luck and safety in our daily lives. Horseshoes, rabbit’s feet, clocks, barometers and safety devices—all are mementi mori—signs and reminders of the precarious nature of life and our need for all kinds of faith.
My work aims to chart the reality that our lifetime is uncertain and random. Despite our constant desire to predict what is going to happen in the future, the only sure thing we can expect is change. The cast of characters in most of my works are usually reveling in and ultimately submitting to the journey of life—an unpredictable, whimsical, ever-changing ride.
In the words of poet Frank O’Hara, “In a sense, we’re all winning, we’re alive”.