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ARTIST STATEMENT

 

ENTER A WORLD SOMEWHERE BETWEEN REAL AND IMAGINED

 

My abstract geometric wall sculptures blur the line between reality and imagination, unraveling mysteries and exploring the unknown. Through the work, I challenge viewers to contemplate their place within this idiosyncratic world – a place that embraces life’s complexities and uncertainties as fundamental aspects of human existence.

 

Logic bends and twists, sending the message that life is far from straightforward. It’s more like a nuanced landscape of compromise, questions, acceptance, mystery, and the unknown. I see it as a field of gray, punctuated by splashes of black and white. While gray may seem unassuming - even mundane - it is within this palette that my most profound life lessons have presented themselves.

 

Using a variety of materials – paper, photographs, wood, plastic, metal, and wire mesh - I construct three-dimensional forms and adhere each element to its base. The juxtaposition of these forms -- casting shadows and highlighting contact points – enhances the intention for each piece.

 

The work serves as a visual metaphor for the issues that impact me.  From environmental concerns to global conflicts, from the quest for inner peace, happiness, and safety, to the jolting events that immediately alter my life’s course, each piece presents aspects of my life experience.

 

When viewers consider my ‘almost-but-not-quite-real’ world – I challenge them to ask themselves: What is it? Where it is? What do I see and feel? And do I find myself in it – or not?

 

A COLLECTOR SAYS: 

"Your work really tries to visualize what’s between the black and the white; to show that our reality is more complex than what we’ve been taught to understand. Through your work, you show and teach; I think that’s an incredible role for an artist to play in our world."

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