The elements of form shape my work, as I consider the sensory qualities of my materials, including their scars and imperfections. Allowance for serendipity, such as the chance discovery of a new object-form to consider using in substitute for another, carries equal weight in the development process. My practice explores and expands upon traditional ideas rooted in the history of found-object assemblage sculpture. I work with collected objects to create new unexpected forms — powerful and totemic. Somewhat whimsical and uncanny, they are both foreign and familiar, a synthesis of the biomorphic and the mechanical. Drawn out from my own subconscious musings, these forms are coupled with such language in the titles as puns, double-entendres or other play on words, which resonate with me personally during creation. Well dosed with mystery, humor, and innuendo, these amalgam forms and language associations can conjure up the unimaginable within. Transforming everyday objects into charged psychic forms, they are capable of evoking subconscious associations within the viewer.
"Late Shift" (2019) — Now and for Summer 2019, at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY (click on the news page).