Artist Statement -- recent work
I'm interested in the consciousness of the materials I use and finding ways to pull meaning out of their innate imperfections. Surface, substrate, and context frame the psyche of each object. Spatial volumes and pictorial intensities both develop and dissolve the visual field. There's a social memory of material objects that I find fascinating. The more history an object has the more compelling I find it to be. The work is guided by direct physical experience. Remnants of one provide groundwork for another. My studio practice is fluid and adaptable. Not every action needs to be planned, articulated, or resolved. In working this way, I’ve realized that whether I’m in the studio or in the gallery, that to be lost means to be present. I believe that technique and process can only carry a work so far, but imperfections are far more compelling. Engaging in an impromptu, extemporaneous methodology of making presents a more vulnerable experience for looking, and at times, a few lucid moments too.