As an artist I am interested in making work that is challenging, experimental, and contemporary. I draw much of my inspiration from the history of sculpture as well as emerging ideas and practices in the medium.
My process will generally begin with doing an action of some sort, whether that be making an element, or manipulating a found object. Once I have an element established I can begin reacting to it and building upon it. The reactive nature of my process allows my work to develop over time with very little preliminary planning. This gives the work an opportunity to develop more complex and multi-faceted ideas, meanings, or narratives that could not have been conceived of during pre-production. The aspect of discovery through process is a key component in the making of my work.
I am interested in making work that can function both formally and conceptually. I enjoy the process of building abstract forms and then introducing elements of narrative, personal history, or cultural reference in an attempt to establish some relationship between form and concept.
What most excites me when making sculpture is working fast and intuitively, and also working with a wide array of materials and processes. As a result of this I have embraced an aesthetic of urgency and energy.