Artist Statment

I work from a surplus of found and created objects that I believe operate together to form balanced compositions. Each object is manipulated to suit the needs of a piece; the removal or transformation of the original objects create the feeling of familiarity to the viewer. However, the obvious manipulation of the objects brings my work into the realm of Heimlich and unheimlich; making the elements of a piece at the same time familiar and difficult to place. The transformative qualities, textures, and the small scale of the work ask the viewer to confront the work in close proximity, creating an intimacy with the finer details.

Through this body of work, I aim to create stark contrasts that cause the viewer to have instinctual reactions to each aspect of the piece. Gut reactions of each element should happen so quickly as to combine into an overall air of energy surrounding the work.