What was Detroit like?

2015, pencil, pen, ink on paper.

These works draw on anecdotal statements both overheard and addressed to the artist to harness the idea of the unreliable narrator in creating a sense of place. Concepts of race, class, culture and identity are considered through travelling to several American cities; Portland, Boston and Detroit. Verbal descriptions or comments inherently contain anxieties and prejudices; these works are interested in the tension in seeking unbiased explanations.