"I want viewers to look at my photographs rather than through them. I offer photographs that are inherently of something but cannot be deciphered with certainty and thus I alter viewers’ expectations of how they experience photography. The signs and symbols that we perceive and understand cease to be recognized once reference points are taken away. By abstracting the recognizable world I seek to expand the viewers experience and help them look at the photograph in new ways".
Childs has worked as a preparatory at MOCA, Los Angeles, and The UCLA Hammer Museum. He has exhibited his artwork throughout Los Angeles including The Riverside Art Museum; LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; and the I-5 Gallery at the Brewery, Los Angeles among others.
MFA, Claremont Graduate University
B.S., Biola University
- School of Visual and Performing Arts
- College of Music and the Arts