April 7-May12, 2007
My sculptures speak about the various sensory experiences we encounter in our surroundings. It’s the cold cement floor underneath bare feet. It’s the texture of the window screen against your hand. It’s the strange satisfaction of peeling big chunks of wallpaper, or shaking off a perfectly square sheet of lint from the dryer. It’s icing a cake, or patching up drywall. It is within these mundane, everyday occurrences that I find inspiration.
My body of work is largely about the process of interaction with the materials, which presents me with interesting discoveries. I build up my sculptures intuitively, influenced by two primary relationships: The first is the relationship between me and the materials, and the second are the interactions between the various materials. These two factors create a push and pull, resulting in both tension and unity within the sculptures. Also working intuitively, I learned to let go of ideals and embrace mistakes. This is where accidents and imperfections begin to speak. The cracks, chips, gaps, scrapes, leaks and cuts are part of a dialogue I have learned to appreciate. I hope to engage the viewers with these concerns that may be mundane and simple, but truly beautiful and worth a closer look.