ARTIST STATEMENT




My artwork explores connections between material, tool, and maker. It examines the action of making. In my sculpture tools and material are no longer just means to an end, invisible to the viewer. Instead they become the primary focus to be engaged with. What is made is important because of what made it.  In my creative process the challenge and reward come from learning how to employ a material's inherent characteristics or a tools function to generate art.  At the beginning of each project the concept is unformed. Only by exploring a material do ideas take shape. A repetitive process reveals hidden potential in a material or tool.  Once I engage in the cycle of constructing I am able to understand untapped connections and develop ideas. This rhythm of physical work and mental comprehension allows my focus to shift and find deeper conceptual relationships in a specific piece or body of work.