I create art that challenges concepts of consumption and asks viewers to increase their mindfulness by questioning the objects that fill their lives. My vision is rooted in my longstanding interest in “stuff”, the stuff that makes up our homes, our possessions, and flows through our daily use.
One goal of the work is to entice viewers to physically interact with the piece by examining the work from different angles. Incorporating lightness and whimsy, my vision is to playfully call to question how our society connects with our environment, physically, socially and metaphysically.
I see my work as a kind of anthropological study… an environmental ethnography, examining the culture, norms, values and behaviors of a people by looking at the material items they generate. I take the things this culture designs, uses, and discards, placing them in viewing boxes, portal-like in their distortion and magnification, to offer insight into the world that created them.