Artist Statement

I am a self-taught artist. For the past 23 years I’ve used found objects to create assemblages, figures, masks, sculptures and paintings.

I want to stimulate the viewer’s creative imagination regarding the reuse of materials and to increase their perceptual awareness of the beauty and value in the commonplace in the hopes that they will throw away fewer things and recycle more.

In their scarred, bent, broken and crushed condition these pieces tell stories of the city. They represent cycles of life in the city. Each piece contains not only a unique history but potential for aesthetic function. I strive for that moment of recognition when the viewer recognizes the overall work as well as its component parts.

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