I love working with my hands, and the sculptural process combined with found objects is both challenging and fulfilling. My sculptures usually start out as crude paper mache forms, and as they are refined, sanded, and painted, I begin working through possible adaptations using all the bits and pieces of found items I have stored in my studio. Sometimes I find old nails, wire, and rusty metal on my daily walk around town, but I also make trips to the antique stores and salvage yards, buying all kinds of old, rusty tools, utensils, beads, and junk. For me, these expeditions are all part of the artistic process. Many of the items often seem to mimic the motions and natural curves of the body on some level, and very often they have an organic bent that appeals to my sense of design. As a result, I find that they easily lend themselves to reinterpretation and adaptation, and are a unique contrast to the paper mache forms. My goal with each piece is always to reveal something, and whether its a subtle nod to inner emotional frailties, strengths, and human idiosyncrasies, or simply to comment on a social and relevant issue, I try to push the viewer to see human form and function in new ways.
I enjoy experimenting, and rather than feeling compelled to limit myself to a particular medium or technique, I like to work with multiple forms and the challenges that each provide. I firmly believe that art is a reflection of life, which is constantly in a state of change. Whatever the medium, or method, I am driven to express myself artistically.