Statement

Ambiguity presents a slippery, indefinable quality. Inhabiting the in-between, ambiguity is both/and; either/or; it is also neither. The indeterminate often results in more questions than answers. It eludes parameters, like the depths of the ocean or the vastness of the cosmos. While these spaces are sublimely vast, we know more concrete information about them than we do the condition of our own ontology.

      I am interested in the "everything-ness" of simple forms. I explore the endless potential available within this focus. Often, the circle is the foundation of my formal choices. It represents wholeness and infinity through its form and geometric symbolism. I often contrast durable and impermanent materials in my installations and sculptures; one is everlasting and the other is temporary.

             Often my titles reference landscape, however, my work is only indirectly influenced by landscape. The connection is that landscape often leaves us with a sense of awe and wonder. It is a similar sense that I seek in my work. William James said it best: "...religious awe is the same organic thrill which we feel in a forest at twilight, or in a mountain gorge; only this time it comes over us at the thought of our supernatural relations..." This is what I am after, and though I am honestly not sure what I hope to find, I know what I hope to feel.

  My work is in service of understanding the incorporeal aspects of my experience as a living body. I seek to understand these two registers of being separately but, also, together. I hope to grasp how the intangible and empirical can exist in the same space, giving respect and credence to each other, while still maintaining their autonomy. Through my work, I find similarities between ambiguity and mystery to my own ineffable experience as a human.