Artist Statement

I’m interested in the consciousness of the materials I use and finding ways to pull meaning out of their innate imperfections. My studio practice is fluid and adaptable. Nothing is planned. Everything can change at an instant. Technique and process can only carry the work so far, but imperfections I find far more compelling. 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 to redefine it as a sculptural object. Vibrant colors amplify its dynamic surface with a radiant glow that feels altogether visceral, seductive, and revelatory. Engaging in an impromptu, extemporaneous methodology of making presents a more vulnerable experience for looking, and at times, a few lucid moments too.