Documentation from the installation at White Box in NYC.
:: Out in Public – Artist Statement
I find that emotions trigger cognition of conflict and that conflict may be defined or expressed as a struggle between two individuals with differing goals.
My goal, as instilled by my parents, is to treat others as I would like, and expect to be treated. However, with the general public, I frequently encounter conflicting goals.
I have documented specific interpersonal portraits that identify conflict and have had a profound effect on my emotional state. Using the TRIP method of interpersonal analysis, I wanted to find out why these interactions have caused me such upset.
Upon conclusion, I realized my goal of a projected positive self-image was being questioned and devalued by the public.