Imagination is much needed today. For me, that means creating something that doesn’t already exist in our “logical” world. It means trusting intuition, the unconscious, and what looks and feels “right”– working from inner necessity rather than by a plan. I want my work to encourage a slower pace, refer to a time past in which objects were cherished and made with care, and remind viewers to rely on their senses (especially the sense of touch). Through trial and error I combine objects to create a language and build meaning. For the artwork to really come “alive” each object speaks of what it once was, yet at the same time becomes something completely new and unexpected.
Making art teaches me that I’m a work in progress – there is no final product. Just like the old objects I choose to use, I bring myself along – persistent in the knowledge that I will keep becoming; that I will be made new through the pieces and parts I choose to give the world. Through my work I hope to stimulate the imagination and open minds and eyes to the beauty of transformation.
If objects can change – then so can we!