Artist Statement

I work across media, looking through the lens of one medium into another. I'm searching for what painting can tell me about photography, or drawing can teach me about sculpture, or how matter can lead me to poetry. Ultimately, I treat the act of translation, from one medium to another, as generative.

My mind thinks in images as my body works in materials. Process and material are the root of my conceptual concerns. ‚ÄčI think of my work as visual and material poems, where images turn over in my mind and materials in my hands until the familiar becomes mysterious. It's the plastic equivalent of repeating a word aloud until the syllables are stripped of meaning and the sounds become strange and new.

closeup of paper collage sewn together