My sculptures are assembled constructions. They are made mostly from manufactured objects collected for their color, texture, shape, and material makeup, such as: wood, ceramic, metal, rubber, plastic, and more. As I place different objects beside or on top of another, new forms and relationships become apparent to me. Guided by a learned intuition, allowing for the element of chance, and tapping into my subconscious musings, the ideas begin to emerge.
My process is a transformative one. 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.
These new object fusions insist that the viewer venture past the mere mechanics of looking, to see, which is much different and goes deeper below the surface. Instigated by imagination, art is a work of magic between the artist and the artwork, between the artwork and the viewer. Therein transforms the seer. The new object forms elicit this seeing and the ensuing self-metamorphosis it triggers, mine and yours. While shaped by the hand of my personal aesthetic, they are left marked in some way by the viewer's own encounter, response, and interpretations—changed.