I am intrigued by tenuous relationships and the satisfaction they can produce. I strive to visually capture those relationships by creating slightly awkward or off balanced compositions using non-referential, abstracted shapes. I view these compositions as a metaphor for life; nothing fits perfectly but a fragile balance can be found.
As a printmaker, I view my all if my art with a printmaker’s sensibility: Where are the layers and how do those layers add content to my message? My current body of print work revolves around modular printmaking or the practice of creating separate, unrelated matrices and then printing them together. The overlapping matrices produce fluid, interconnected layers and establish a unique visual vocabulary within each series. I incorporate other techniques into my printmaking to add context and content to my prints such as printing over stencils or spray-painting over the top of a print.
I embrace the serendipity of this process and the visual language that is created. I document the interesting compositions that are created and transform those into large-scale, abstract sculptures. The sculptures help me expand upon the original relationships, address the idiosyncrasies of each piece, and dress them up with cosmetic finishes.