Utilizing the body, my goal is to create work that stimulates interpersonal communication, curiosity and humor. I like to play with the viewer’s preconceived notions on ordinary topics, such as architecture, nature, popular culture and identity. In addition to using a vocabulary everybody can relate to, I utilize beauty to increase the public appeal of my work.
I am always drawn to the variety of characters who walk down the big city streets of where I have lived for the last 18 years. I greatly value my daily encounters with the diverse cross section of people of all ages, races, and economic classifications that make up an urban environment. This experience has provided me the unique opportunity to study the body’s physical and metaphysical characteristics on a daily basis. Within this variety, I find it particularly fascinating to explore the commonalities that make us human.
The majority of my pieces are displayed outside, readily available to passersby. That being so, I prefer to work with common building materials such as cement, steel, wood and plaster to sculpt the refined forms that contribute to my installations.
By combining traditional sculpture, popular culture and human nature, my work engages the viewer through the comfort of the familiar, then challenges them with the unexpected.