β€œIra is cynical without lacking empathy, experimental without lacking direction. A dark, ambitious new voice.” – Garret Cook (Author, Crisis Boy)

ira rat works and lives in Ames, IA.

artist statement
My work explores the relationship between new class identities and UFO sightings. With influences as diverse as Crispin Glover and St. Sebastian, new synergies are synthesised from both opaque and transparent layers..

Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the moment. What starts out as triumph soon becomes manipulated into a hegemony of greed, leaving only a sense of chaos and the possibility of a new beginning..

As wavering phenomena become distorted through emergent and critical practice, the viewer is left with a hymn to the outposts of our world.

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