My works investigate the formation of cultural identity and how a society draws conclusions from shared experiences. My intent is to understand the mechanics of cultural identity, explore the role place, and memory (personal or collective) play in this formation.

One of the topics I explore through my works is nuclear proliferation and its place in American cultural identity. My works such as Still Life (Nuked) and A Moment in History (Nuked) address this topic by utilizing objects that have associations with American cultural heritage, such as a 'grandma chair' or a barber's chair. I also seek to understand proliferation in the contemporary international context through works such as Shadows, where I utilize contemporary images of text messaging or speaking on a cell phone to represent the horrors these weapons deliver. I often use discarded clothing to cover readymade objects with glue and paint that reference an apocalyptic event.

Another area of my artwork focuses on environmental pollution with the intent to reveal how the identity of many cultures are under threat from contemporary consumption habits and short-sighted approaches to economics. Through works such as Pretty Dirty I engage communities about their relationship with their trash by using their trash to make the artwork. In other works such as Shish-Kebab, I address environmental pollution by bringing contradictory images such skewered clouds and flag symbols together to emphasize the interdependency between nature, food and culture.

I also produce works that study the role of governmental, religious, and social institutions in the formation of cultural identity and the degenerative transformation these institutions have undertaken in a post 9/11 world. In works such as Mihrab I utilize video and sound media to reveal the commercialization of religion by relating prayer rituals and images of a consumer society such as a garage door.

Of late I have turned my focus to the relationship between place, the sense of belonging, and personal narrative, and how they contribute to the ever-shifting ideas of identity, and culture. I explore this theme in my latest series Finding Home: A Cabinet of Curiosity. It is said that you are the stories you tell. If so, the spaces these stories take place help you articulate the idea of 'home.' Home is where you belong, a reference point and a place where you come back to reflect, understand and re-tell stories. However, 'home' does not have to be a static location, it may move, shift and change; your childhood home may not be the place you can access when you become an adult; the place you called home may not look the same when you move to a new place...