Artist Statement

I'm interested in the consciousness of the materials I use and finding ways to pull meaning out of their innate imperfections. Silicone is my primary medium. I am drawn to its plasticity. It is soft, malleable, and intensely tactile. The meaning of the work is inseparable from its materiality. The amorphous properties of silicone envelop the canvas. It stretches beyond the parameters of the pictorial image to emerge redefined in space as a sculptural object. Vibrant colors amplify its dynamic surface with a radiant glow that feels altogether visceral, seductive, and revelatory. I believe that technique and process can only carry the work so far, but imperfections are far more compelling. My studio practice is fluid and adaptable. Nothing is planned. Everything can chance at an instant. Engaging in an impromptu, extemporaneous methodology of making presents a more vulnerable experience for looking, and often times, a few lucid moments too.