I make cross media sculptural works which expand the definition of beauty, demonstrate interconnectedness and linked well-being between living things, and imply sacred within the natural.
The aesthetic of wabi sabi finds wisdom and beauty in things just as they are, usefully challenging maker and viewer to say or perceive more while using less. This impacts my work.
Using organic ephemera - plant animal material - I examine impermanence and cross-species interbeing using an intimate, hand-formed quality intended to honor cyclical lessons of nature. I also use mold-making and casting in monochromatic white, reconfiguring recognizable objects - especially the body - to make emotional metaphors.
Art speaks to what we're conscious of. I believe the depth of individuals’ consciousness – literally, what we are aware that we are aware of - is key to achieving any actual social change.
To trigger this is why I make work.