“I approach art making not as creating something completely new, but as reorganizing what is already there. I respond to my immediate surroundings, especially with regard to found materials. Each material has its own formal properties, which are just as important to me as its local, historical, and environmental resonances. In this way I treat found materials like artifacts, as things to be learned from.
Also for this reason, my work tends to be tactile and immediate, with a sensitivity to texture.
My artistic process is based in resourcefulness, curiosity,
responsiveness, and playfulness. I spend as much time exploring and researching as I do making. My site and community based work keeps me grounded, and I appreciate the challenges of learning from and communicating with a general audience. When making work for a gallery setting, I enjoy greater control and freedom. There is a place in mypractice for both ways of working and showing."