New Work

The imagery for my work frequently grows out of a chance encounter with something I find visually interesting while biking, walking through neighborhoods, shopping at thrift stores, or just taking unfamiliar paths to my studio. I collect materials from the trash left on sidewalks or dumpsters located in alleyways. Through carving, casting and lathe turning, these materials go through transformations where creation and destruction coexist and accidents become opportunities for making the hidden visible. I work hard to understand where each element within a sculpture must be placed and try to create compositions that are both familiar and strange. Sometimes this leads to decisions that throw out the original concept in order to follow a new direction that seems more interesting. In the end, it’s all about being present with each object until there is nothing left to do.