My work is about collecting and displaying, examining and dusting off. It is a reflection of my environment, a study of gesture and how objects come to rest and relate to each other, and us.
My process of making sculpture includes a lot of problem solving. I start with one component and slowly build upon it until the narrative is right. My sculptures are often accompanied by platforms or pedestals, and more recently, painted backdrops. Besides providing a kind of picture plane or stage setting, these platforms sometimes serve a dual purpose of keeping a sculpture upright. I am inspired by the mass and weight of objects, I try to let them tell their own story.
The materials I use often dictate my decisions and I like to repeat their properties whenever possible: a painted pattern on a sculpture mimics the wood grain of its base; a heavy sculpture leans on the wall while a piece of lumber leans on it.
Referencing tools, torsos, and other familiar things, I want my work to feel natural while remaining somewhat strange.