California State University Los Angeles (CSULA)
The core of my sculptures includes sensitivity to the materials at hand. By transforming discarded wood remnants and various other found materials into new forms, I reinvent the resources to take on a new state of being. I value the ability to strip down the materials to its most basic construction symbolically attempting to retain its innocence or purity. This innocence finds itself conceptually throughout the work as I try to maintain a sense of play within the new sculptures. In addition, my work incorporates personal experiences in parallel to larger universal issues. From childhood events to day to day encounters, I address topics that directly relate, and continue to influence my art practice.