I work in assemblage, mixed media composition, video, and installation. I begin with studies from nature. As forms and ideas evolve they commingle with designs of the built environment, social structures, and the presence of man.
Some days ago I watched a small bird begin to build a nest. Her partner presented each twig and she found its perfect place. Sitting in one spot, she pivoted round and round, rotating quarter turns with the placement of every stem. The house grew up around her, sheltering, protecting, and confining.
I make things, in a way, like the bird building her nest. I assemble materials, piecing them together along physical and conceptual patterns, looking for a balance between intellect and the natural order of all things. My biggest goal is to make work without compromise, addressing what concerns me most - the forces of beauty, decay, faith, love, power, and entrapment.
I achieve my strongest sense of personal freedom when I am at work in the studio, creating elaborate assemblages and constructing work with my own hands.