I make objects derived from family heirlooms, personal mementos, and historic artifacts. In the studio, these souvenirs are a lens through which I interpret the transformation of culture over generations, the role of objects in society, and the nature of identity.
I investigate objects through copying, layering, skewing perspective, altering color and creating new amalgamations. Within man-made objects, I find the human hand, which has the potential to be compassionate, wicked, gentle, frail, and unpredictable.
I am curious about how physical objects have functioned in the past versus their role today. Specifically, I am interested in the simultaneous ritualization, and indifference of the objects that compose an individual’s experience of being alive.