When we encounter the true wonders of nature, the beauty we behold transcends our intellects and reaches directly to our hearts.
One need for artists of our time is to bring more of the practical preservation of the natural world back into people’s lives, especially in urban areas.
Living in a metropolitan area, I search for discarded materials that can find new life as functional art pieces of all shapes and sizes.
I desire a similar response from viewers of my work; to provoke a re-examination of our relationship to the natural world.
My assemblages are composed of recognizable objects made from plastic, metal and wood.
These objects are chosen for their color, shape, texture, durability and patina; and a design for their new life is created based on every individual piece.
I combine objects in a variety forms and colors with the same intention as brush strokes in a painting, to create a similar effect, but in three dimensions.
I’ve developed my own assemblage technique for sculpture that gives the appearance of organic assembly with no obvious connection or attachment points so they combine into a cohesive whole and use visual language to convey a message.
Most items are repurposed with a sense of movement and action, to heighten the awareness of the potential that exists in every object, such as in every person.
When we think of these formerly discarded things as beautiful, and with new purpose, we value them again as art, a gift, or a new functional household item.
If we see more value our resources, we will waste less of them.
Intuition plays a role in the process from the beginning to the end.