STATEMENT

I reclaim discarded objects that I deconstruct and reassemble into sculpture. I use humor and an intuitive, but formal approach to fabrication. By combining dissimilar materials and parts, I allow for different shapes and meanings to emerge; consequently, these pieces gain new value by the process of transformation. Through these juxtapositions, I revisit the twentieth-century art of H. C. Westerman and Marcel Duchamp and the movements of Assemblage, Surrealism and Arte Povera. The sculptures are at once awkward and graceful, obsolete and futuristic, with references to the Baroque, the ecclesiastical, and science fiction. I am interested in creating new narratives and illuminating the potentiality of the everyday.