Artist Statement:

I started The Circus to cope with an episode of what I call 'the aquarium.' A state of being separated from the world by some transparent and impenetrable substance. A state of being disconnected from everything. Frightened by the distance, in the aquarium, I witness everything quite clearly while being absolutely incapable of making any connection to what I observe from behind the glass, let alone taking any action. The Circus became a way for me to act on that clarity and inscribe it somewhere in the world outside of the aquarium, which also functioned as a way to reconnect...This excavation of images and language is a way of seeing through one layer of the world into another. Language is my second language, imagery is my first. When I combine the two, I connect to the world.