Documentation Papers was created in response to the the growing obsession with identifying each person in the name of safety: Voter ID laws, the mounds of paperwork that immigrants and refugees are made to fill out, and the many other ways that we are told we should have proper documentation of self. 

This work was inspired by 19th century criminology and phrenology posters, tax forms, the designs often found in depictions of dystopian societies, and the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Christoph Schlingensief. 

The papers are presented as remnants from a failed society, placing the viewer as a museum-goer of a future world that has moved on from the militant paper-filing of the past, while simultaneously presenting as a prophecy of what can happen when structured identification is taken to its extreme.