Full Artist's statement
A fascination with the formal affinities, and theoretical linkages of the macro and micro aspects of nature—spanning the level of an atom to a cell to a planet to a nebula—plays a central role in my work. The elemental form of the circle is a portal—it is a microscopic point—it is a vast orb in space. It invites contemplation of interconnectedness across a wide number of ideas, textures and concepts. For the past 5 years, the medium of wax has bound my exploration of various materials in pursuit of ambiguity of scale and essence. The transformative element is fire—melting wax, melting metal, changing the form, and perhaps the meaning of both.