wood, acrylic, stones, resin, pigment, string, linen, instant photographs, paper, soil, crystals, newspaper
DIRT – a substance that is somewhere you don’t want it to be.
The relationship between man and nature is pre-assumed and socially constructed. We create structures that cover up what is already perfect. My work seeks to erase those constructed barriers between man and nature, beauty and filth, preciousness and disposability. I create minimalist installations to embrace the tangible qualities of natural manmade objects which may ordinarily be unseen or unappreciated. The type of objects that generally draw my attention are found wood, detached plants and foliage as well as readymade objects, such as lumber, metal hardware, wire, stones, and glass. By nature I’m a materialist. I require a physical experience with everything around me. I strive for an intimacy with objects and want to encourage that careful observation in others. I aim to create an environment in which the smallest parts of a thing, such as small piece of bark can speak as loudly as the entire tree. The components within my installations are flexible, moveable, and changeable in response to their environment. By adding paint or gloss to found pieces attention is drawn to their inherent complexity. I alter and rearrange these things to reconfigure my perspective and to share an altered view of the world.