Depth of Form
As a child, I spent my free hours walking along a creek that had carved its way through a wooded area. All the forces that governed the path of the stream also governed the rocks, vegetation and creatures that surrounded it; though their reaction to these forces differed, they remain related. Becoming part of the interwoven complexities that worked in conjunction gave a sense of deep harmony and simplicity; this is the basis of my inspiration.
As an artist, I create forms through multiple layers of process and materials to discover an underlying order that unifies elements and forces as they converge. The initial materials I choose, such as wire, screen or cloth, are plastic and given to immediate change – much like water. The process of its manipulation is not just driven by the pull of my subconscious – that gravity created by the collection of past experience, but also through new revelation given by the constant natural forces that affect us all.