I am fascinated about what is unseen and obscure in the physical world around us. I seek to explore that fascination by manipulating materials to reveal the hidden secrets that lie within their structures.
I am inspired by the rich textures of our earth’s surface. I find tremendous beauty in those elements and how they are altered and defined by the passage of time. Consequently, I am drawn to the use of natural materials in my work, including sand, paper, wood and metal. I find that exploring and interacting with different forms of those materials helps build a connection with nature and the earth – and, ultimately, facilitates a stronger connection with, and understanding of, ourselves.
For those reasons, my process is driven by a strong desire to reveal and uncover what is hidden. That curiosity allows me to manipulate materials with unexpected results, providing a release from the familiar and freedom from uncertainty. I manipulate so that I can expose; I expose to discover and reveal the unknown.
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