My sculptures are assembled constructions. They are made mostly from manufactured objects collected for their material makeup of wood, ceramic, metal, rubber or plastic, as well as their color, texture and shape. As I place different objects beside or on top of another, new forms and relationships become apparent to me. Guided by a developed intuition, allowing for the element of chance and tapping into my subconscious through musing, the ideas begin to emerge.
My process is transformative. It takes the familiar assigned vocabulary of our shared language, which once labeled these objects for their previous intended purposes, and turns it into something else. As an amalgam of previously unrelated objects, alternative associations come to mind. The transformation is a metaphysical change akin to alchemy, a practice that informs my work. By converting everyday objects and the words used to define them, their former individuality becomes all together something new and previously unimagined.
Instigated by imagination, art is a work of magic between the artist and the artwork, between the artwork and the viewer. While shaped by the hand of my personal aesthetic, they are left marked in some way by the encounter, response and interpretations — changed.