My work has always been centered in the individual. It is rooted in the myriad ways in which we experience, respond, interact, behave, become. I am inspired by the absurd. I respond to irony. My imagination is activated by the imperative of folly. The material necessity of the work is ever-changing, based on the stimuli of daily life. Father, teacher, laborer, artist, human, student, idiot, seeker, witness, creator, accident, animal, and thinker - these are my sources, and endless variations of their influence perpetuate my practice.
On feeling the full effect of becoming; being material; moments as constitution:
My use of disparate constituent materials reflects the importance of the part/whole relationship in my work. I am moved by acknowledgment of systems and constructs, conscious and unconscious, and on every level; how we form understanding of self as a system, and of self, within larger systems. Materials are married to become objects, objects become images, images become a part of a language, and this language, perception. Every part of my experience is in the work, in recognition of myself as part of a whole, and my moments as my constitution.