ARTIST STATEMENT: Iíve always been a beachcomber, scanning the shoreline for washed up treasures. My new work evolved after revisiting Provincetown. Collecting natural materials reawakened a passion to work with found materials. When I returned to my urban life in Brooklyn, I began scanning my environment in a new way. Basements of aging hardware, second hand shops, cast offs left on stoops for repurposing, street debris supply me with the materials and inspiration to create these metal assemblages. Working in this way provides me with a kinship to outsider art.
There May Be Blood 2017 Found metal objects, wire Deciphering the truth of this animal trap teases the question of why is it art. In "There May Be Blood" I transformed a rusted trap to its current menacing status. Wired to a nondescript r
Zapato del Caballo 2017 Found metal objects, wire
Cut Rake 2016 Found metal objects, wire
Not for Hanging 2016 Found metal objects, stone, wood, wire, epoxy
Radiant Spatula 2016 Found metal objects, wire, epoxy A long time admirer of religious retablos, the radiating nails in this piece evoke an image of Our Lady of Guadaloupe. The esthetically sleek spatula is a precious object. The reference is not witho
Potato Peeler 2016 Found metal objects, wire, epoxy
Boulder Dash 2016 Found metal objects, wire, epoxy