red, red, red
Project info

Living a life dictated by external pressures is expected by society. This series rejects those pressures and examines inward needs and desires. Each image depicts the cavernous interior of a football, a ubiquitous symbol of normative masculinity in my native Texas. I peel back the exterior to expose bold colors and surfaces that mimic the interior of the human body, a deconstructive process that reveals the illusory nature of objects and systems. I compose each photograph as I would a painting, paying close attention to line, shape, and texture. The visceral nature of the photographs creates the discomfort necessary for stimulating self-awareness in the viewer. Without self-awareness, we continue to live according to an unrelenting status quo.