ARTIST STATEMENT: I often use materials for their inherent informative capacities and history. The titles to my pieces are given with both descriptive intent and linguistic nuance. They explore the tactile and sensory qualities of spaces, shapes and materials while retaining a minimalist quality. I use the information present in materials coupled with the reduction of form to convey ideas. My work process is a combination of research based and an intuitive approach.
My interests in different disciplines have yielded a wide spectrum of work via various media. The tactility of sculpture, the allure of materials and craft and recombining materials and ideas, are of a most important nature to me. The combination of sculptural installations to address issues with the use of different media and materials in an innovative way, is a constant search in my creative process. Death and loss, memory and impermanence, dislocation, identity, celebration or anxiety, are themes explored in my work. These themes change accordingly to personal, political and professional circumstances. The wonder found in Nature also features prominently via imagery, format and content. My work embodies familiar associations but leaves conclusions open-ended literally and poetically for the viewer to make. Viewer interaction is featured prominently, particularly in the site-specific works. I am very interested in the intersection of architecture and sculpture. Sites and events, weather global or personal, along with ideas, inform and inspire me and shape my work. This open approach lets me work with photography, sound, architecture, and mundane materials.