My sculptures enable me to interpret my perception of the influence of humanity on the enviroment, and disparities regarding wealth in society. I work with a variety of materials such as wood, aluminum, and steel; but mainly I use concrete.
Concrete can suggest architecture, nature, the figurative, and the abstract. Concrete displays a variety of characteristics in its various states. It is liquid, then solid. It is weak, then strong. It ebbs, it flows, it melds, it fluctuates, until it does not. The molds I create to contain the concrete, may be pliable or solid; but they always influence the concrete that inhabits them. I derive inspiration directly from the peculiar qualities inherent in each concrete pour. After the concrete has cured, and I have removed the mold, the liberated concrete portrays a porous rawness one might find in nature. I perceive this as a metaphor for the raw crudeness and gruff coarseness of the footprint humankind stomps on society. I strive to bridge asperity and form, and to encourage the resulting piece to retain a subliminal reference to design or architecture, but also to the human form, and nature.
B.A., University of California Santa Cruz
Post Baccalaureate Visual Arts, U.C. Berkeley Extension, honors
M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, outstanding student
Miscellaneous non-compliant, cast concrete installations in California, New York, New Jersey, Houston, Portland, Seattle, D.C., Paris, and Berlin + 2001- present