ARTIST STATEMENT: Working with mixed media to create assemblage wall art, my current body of work is abstract, colorful, and textural. I approach art-making with a purely aesthetic and creative method, meaning I allow my mind's eye to envision a desirable composition and then find the materials needed to create it. For me, this results in the most expressive and effective way to produce a meaningful work.
Operating from my apartment in Long Island City, New York, I tend to work on projects as ideas occur. A mental, emotional, and even physical need to create arouses my spirit, and that is when I work best. My work is relief-style sculpture which incorporates everyday items and found objects. As I create in this style, patterns of color and texture develop, and symmetry and asymmetry become especially pronounced. In some pieces I use grid-like modules, while in others I allow more freedom of movement by placing assorted pieces in rhythmic arrangements.
The assemblages I make incorporate a concoction of media, primarily everyday items and found objects. The act of creating art from mundane materials presents a stimulating challenge that provides a basis for my motivation. At some point, a profound conversion occurs. As I build my pieces using techniques such as laser cutting, surface treatments, and joining methods, I see this transformation slowly take place. This process of subliminal metamorphosis of materials drives me to continue in my current series.
Future Islands 2012 Mixed Media Found metal, cooling rack, faucet handles, plastic caps, wall protectors, shower/sink strainers, fan covers, drawer pulls, cut plastic and paint on acrylic
Nightside 3011 Mixed Media Steel/nylon screws, plastic caps, drawer pulls and buttons on acrylic
Distant Gray 2912 Mixed Media Found metal, cut plastic/rubber, faucet handle, toilet shims, plastic caps and paint on acrylic
Blue and White 3 2011 Mixed Media Cut plastic/rubber, bottle caps, drawer pulls, abrasive disc and plastic caps on acrylic
Crowded Universe 2012 Mixed Media Faucet handles, bottle caps, buttons, wall protectors, shower/sink strainers, drawer pulls, cut plastic and paint on acrylic
Circles Around the Sun 2013 Mixed Media Fan cover, wall protectors, sink strainers, drawer pulls, buttons, bottle caps, cut plastic/rubber and stainless steel/aluminum fasteners on acrylic
Blue and White 2 2010 Mixed Media Cut plastic, bottle caps, buttons and drawer pulls on acrylic
The Second Coming 2013 Mixed Media Found metal, fan covers, faucet handles, plastic caps, buttons, wall protectors, nylon/steel screws, shower/sink strainers, drawer pulls, cut plastic and paint on acrylic
Mixel Pixel 2 2012 Mixed Media Nylon screws on acrylic
Last Parade 2011 Mixed Media Found metal, lamp shade panels, cut plastic, plastic caps and paint on acrylic