Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Our most intimate understanding of the world comes from our own bodies, our senses. We are physically connected with all life. To recognize ourselves in the ubiquitous shapes, patterns, and symmetries is to know we share a common thread. My work is informed by these kinships, and driven by the direct physical experience of making.

As a sculptor, I am sensitive to the connection between vision and impression. I absorb, then reflect my environment through an immediate dialogue with tactile materials and intuitive methods like carving and hand-building. I see the forms I make as living things: extensions of my body that retain the physical and mental energy used to create them.