I am attracted to the metaphors that objects become and at the same time, the ambiguous, humorous, and often curious relationships between a person and a thing.
Objects have narratives that, to me, give them agency to exist independently with their own purpose. I collect items and alter them by way of materiality and function. I make choices of how to manipulate a certain material and impose those choices to form an ongoing dialogue between my hand and the material. This process becomes a ritual of object-making. For me, creating these new realities for objects is a way of understanding their capacity to serve multiple meanings through their contextual and material transformation. The arrangement of these items, their particular placement, is paramount to my understanding of the work, while the process of making each individual piece allows each one to be autonomous from the others.
My sculptures are only complete when the individual objects find their place together, within the whole.