Nature’s forces are benevolent and destructive, necessary for our existence and out of human control. The cycles of growth and decay and resurgence of life again constantly affect us. My sculptures, drawings and paintings address these issues.
I find many of my materials; sloughing tree bark, decaying wood, invasive vines in nature, rusted wire, weathered plywood and commercial metal parts from the discard of the streets. The impetus for my drawings and sculptures are these materials, which are reconstructed and transformed.
The experiential, intuition, chance and experimentation are integral to my process. The surprise, the moment of recognition and motion are conveyed in these works. My goal is to make pieces that intrigue the viewer and offer the capacity for personal interpretation.