"As an MFA graduate, I have been exploring the notion of place - rather, focusing on the idea that place is determined by how one relates to it.
When I heard the theme for this symposium, "Artist as Community," I couldn't help but think of my journey these past two years: my research around the neighboring Isla Vista.
The short video that I am going to present to you called, "Neighborhood Street," is a brief poetic fragment of images that were taken in IV. By recording layered inkjet transparencies and cut silhouettes from an overhead projection, I am presenting a re-imagined place, one that speaks to a more universal idea of neighborhood that stems from a reflection of a local community.
At this point, I would like to add to the conversation that art may not necessarily shape, but is informed by local culture and its attachment to place."