ARTIST STATEMENT: I look for a hidden life in synthetic materials. My work often involves repurposing common industrial products to style organic forms. Based on repetitive, self-similar processes that occur in living environments, my sculptures are a tribute to natureâ€™s many wonders. My rustic upbringing has a strong influence on the way I perceive the world, even when immersed in hyper-urban settings; I tend to seek out the organic potential of man-made objects and places. Viewers of my work can visit my nostalgic renderings of nature but theyâ€™re also welcome to journey to wherever the piece takes them. Distant homelands, real or imaginary landscapes, visions of the futureâ€”many different settings are possible.