ARTIST STATEMENT: I am working with video, the most powerful medium on the planet to claim power, raise questions. My filming process involves highly specific intentions and concepts. Concepts may be related to the place in which I am shooting, a literary reference, resonance of a song, or imagined details of actual events and histories.Often times, something not planned evolves as I let coincidence and improvisation take the reigns in shooting, embracing magnificent imperfections. I regain control in editing, where I can fashion any nuance, every frame exactly as I wish. I am attempting to weave together the duality of personal and universal in each piece.