Statement + CV
sculpture I create examines infinitely smaller realities within a larger
context, and the relationship between the two.
like to see what is happening inside of a sculpture. This curiosity mirrors
my interests in life. I am intrigued by what is happening inside a person, a
family, an institution, or a system. The insides of my pieces are often
manipulated to create deep impressions or subtle contrasts. My intention is
to depict a voyeuristic window into an inner world of frozen reality.
From this microscopic internal view, I then zoom out to place the work in
the context of relationships. How do the pieces relate to and interact with
each other and to their environment? In what ways do they bend toward and
move away from each other? Together, they form a vibrant community that is
energized by those relationships.
me, glass is an incredibly seductive and versatile medium to express ideas
with. I am particularly drawn to pushing the structural boundaries of glass
Ė stretching it almost the point of cracking it, squashing it until it
glass as a medium for sculpture because of the physical challenge of
mastering its properties. The intensity of the heat, the weight of the work
twirling at the end of a heavy pipe, and the dance to and from the bench is
a performance in and of itself.