Artist Bio

Artist Bio

My work seeks to capture social moments through public interaction and the study and documentation of natural and human made symbols, codes and systems. This exploration is an effort to organize and generate an understanding of the world and its ongoing changing cultures, communications and interpretations.

I create public art as an act of compassion. With a base of unity and balance, I am able to establish the importance and value of dialogue between the artist and the viewer. I create in order to anchor the human experience to higher truth. In connecting and reflecting I suggest that what we see isn’t always a clear reality - which then opens a safe space for each individual truth and personal experience.

I use materials as systems to thread a connection to the past and help find new meaning and awareness for the future. I use plaster and wax as a system that portrays the holder and the held, emphasizing open space like a well or a cave as containers of truth. I use systems that suggest a symbiotic relationship that depend on the strength of the two subjects and how they will manifest a new reality together. Plaster is an insulator built to withstand much force by nature - but also very fragile. Wax is a preserver, protector of the object of time, willing to fill in the places and spaces - sometimes blurring our perceptions. Together this dialogue between subject and material preserves history, within a continuous relation of impermanence. As social history is always in continuous motion, I hope to influence the idea of social harmony, preserving what is good in the world and reimagining what does not serve humanity.