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Process plays an important role in my work. I selectively collect and recycle the components that form my work. I combine mechanical, fabricated devices with objects produced by the natural environment. I have always been fascinated by the way machines work, their capabilities, and how they are put together. I blend found objects seamlessly with hand – crafted elements in a union that explores the narrative of man made versus nature.
Materials have an impact on the way we perceive form. Along with found objects, materials like wood, metal, and glass have always played a role in the construction of my work. We live in a world that is becoming environmentally conscious of the materials that surround us. The media, and industry are examining the way we change and develop our world. There is no doubt that the presence of a specific material has a direct effect on the viewer’s response to an object in art and in life.
When I juxtapose forms the metaphor is created. The metaphor is a commentary on the future, the environment, and man’s relationship with nature. Reclaimed objects are the impetus and the source of inspiration. Exploration of movement through dynamic composition is clearly evident. Recent work explores line, through the organic compositions of skeletal structures. In the most effective work, these objects are sublime, emotional, and tactile.
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