I have been making places … imaginary and otherwise … for as long as I can remember.
I create visual experiences into which viewers may enter and occupy with their own imaginations. Working in site-specific venues including gallery-encompassing temporary installations, fully integrated permanent artworks, and environmental landscapes, I create richly textured topographies to engage viewers. I seek to heighten awareness of place, layering experiences revealed through exploration and making visible that that exists beneath the threshold of the readily apparent.
I work with a broad range of materials including metal, glass, stone, concrete, fiber, wood, and landscape. My work often employs materials in an ‘elemental’ state, where the nature of the material is expressed rather than veiled; chosen for inherent metaphoric and aesthetic qualities, then altered and challenged to draw out its aesthetic strengths.
My background in art, textiles, and architecture interweave in the material sensibility and sense of hand that distinguish the work. I build with multitudes of discrete elements – similar, but unique – considering how we affect that of which we are a part, and how it affects us individually.
I approach projects as inquiries into physical and cultural context that enrich and are enriched by individuals’ interactions with the work. Layering imagery and metaphor grounded in the activity and meaning of a place itself, I place focused attention to both the larger context and the details that reveal information over time to build visual and physical memory.