Full Artist's statement
I create forms that can be seen as objects in their own right as well building blocks (or puzzle pieces) used to form larger constructions. Half-finished pieces, and broken bits, scraps of color and texture, even new materials are woven together to form intimate vessels and grand sculptures—opportunities for different conversations.
My past is present in my work. The old family photos that entertained me as a child are rich with textured fabrics, puffy sleeves, and even floppy hair bows that offer myriad ideas about form and shape. When I look at these photos, however, I see so much more than pattern and shape, and more than the event portrayed.
Remembered stories and phases blend to become unintentional poetry that must be expressed.As both bricks and windows the work can obscure or reveal, draws me through unexpected doorways.