Growing up around a blue-collar construction family, I had the opportunity to connect with tools and materials at an early age. Exposure to the jobsite as a youth helped shape my interest in architecture and the ever-changing organism of the built environment. These early experiences continue to inform my work and contribute to my own sense of place and identity.
The idea of architecture as living entity is a natural starting point for my experiments, often moving around themes of origin and decay within the urban landscape. My process results in quirky assemblages reminiscent of childhood forts or tree house constructions in miniature. While past projects have ranged from collage and drawing to kinetic sculpture, my most current work presents as a collection of eccentric architectural models, wryly alluding to the seriousness of the many ominous societal issues on our collective horizon.
My materials are typically found, bartered or bargained for in keeping with my inclination to reuse when possible.