Trans is a prefix that indicates change. Across, beyond, through. TRANS:SAVAGE is an installation that deals with the trauma of a forced transition between a natural state of existence and a socially constructed identity. For those whose personal identities fall outside of the recognized norm this process is particularly damaging. Some escape or adjust, but others crumble under the pressure of being forced to perform a part in a system that they are not congruent with . This is beyond savage.




I am interested in exploring the ways that humans manipulate each other, especially the way adults exert their influence over children. The Bestiary is a collection of stories providing physical and allegorical descriptions of real or imaginary animals along with an interpretation of the moral significance each animal is thought to embody. By using a cast of fantastical anthropomorphic characters to act out traditional morality tales I am rediscovering the basis of my upbringing and asking the viewer to question the motives, methods, and ultimate outcome of these allegories.