Artist’s Statement

 

 

I am interested in the impermanence of life, including the mortality of humanity, and the fleeting nature of happy versus tragic experiences.  I am inspired by life lessons offered by the natural world, particularly regarding the cycle of decay and regrowth, and I examine whether people take from nature a message of hope or a sense of tragedy.  I often repurpose old materials and incorporate them into my newly created works to convey the repetitive nature of the cycle (and re-cycling) of life and related emotional experiences.  Overall, my work exposes viewers to a spectrum, ranging from bright revelations to dark introspection.