"I’m gratified by symmetrically balanced pieces, with some portions pushing against that rigid structure. The result is organized dishevelment."
My primary inspiration comes from witnessing the architecture of raw nature, the free-forming textures and structures that exist and grow in the environment. I strive to imitate nature by referencing the organic systems and processes through which things actually grow. By employing an element of the hidden, my work aims to create an engaging experience in which the viewers feel enticed to closely investigate the piece in order to decipher the different material components within.
Currently, my work features designs that resemble naturally growing forms, but are mostly composed of human-made and mass-produced materials—representing the real and the synthetic intertwined. Through these representations of natural structures, my art brings awareness of the fragility of nature and what our consumeristic society is doing to the planet.
I utilize manufactured materials and by-products that are destined to inhabit landfills, as a means of creating art. These materials are recognizable in a way, but also remain anonymous.
My practice is largely process based. I challenge the material to find out what qualities can be built upon, reworked, and multiplied to create something new and fascinating. I alter the found materials by combining them with a wide array of elements, such as resin, cement, spray paint, silicone and adhesives. I experiment with each medium’s inherent characteristics—pushing them to their limits and testing how different materials interact with each other.
I am fascinated with balancing textures and materials: smooth with rough, gloss with matte, torn edges with straight cuts. I’m gratified by symmetrically balanced pieces, with some portions pushing against that rigid structure. The result is organized dishevelment, with the viewer’s eye being drawn to the pattern but also pulled to the infractions and obfuscated overlays.