to the simplistic is not in my nature. Finding resolution on multiple
planes is how I approach creating visual images and making statements.
My work covers three basic visual approaches; sculpture, installation
and performance. In these three classifications I explore
the following subject matter the order of which is not hierarchical.
I feel rooted in physical dimension. I am my own reference. Works form
as a result of my relationship to space. I respond emotionally, intellectually
and physiologically. Hence the human form is my solace, my vehicle.
In my works the human form is usually referenced either physically through
performance or by the absence of this form in a visual discussion. Whether
objects appear in an installation or in a modular sculpture they communicate
with each other by proximity and through metaphor. Objects take on personifications
through physical characteristics texture and color. Relationships are
arranged overtly with the use of symmetry or obliquely through juxtaposition.
Sound, physical property, monologue and movement all are employed to describe
both the limitations and the expansions of living in a singularly human
consciousness. The commons that link us is what draws the universal meanings
to the surface through tension, conflict, definition and resolution. All
of which are concurrent with existence today.
Water is breath. Our entire existence is dependent on its delicate balance.
I need not express its importance yet as material it speaks volumes. In
my work I use water in the physical and as metaphor. Water draws emotional
references we embody from turmoil or agitation to the soothing or eddy
to serene or still. Water also is a means for cleansing, source of food
and place for commerce. I see the duality of water being a descriptive
between need and fear. This substance where in which we have many words
to describe with numerous and varied relationships that continue to carry
great mystery and intrigue. Still yet due to our dependencies on water
as resource and its species within continues the threat of its existence.
Water offers opportunity to investigate space and form, image, light and
motion coupled with a chance to discover more about ourselves and how
this life can become more fluid and calmer. I have much to learn from
water and its physical property and varied states.
My survival is dependent on my ability to move. The automobile and other
means of transportation are the economic sources of control. Being raised
by the industry, working for the industry and consuming in the industry
has shaped my existence without me being completely aware of the ramifications.
My work embodies the truths and imperceptions connected to the love of
the automobile and the industrial age. We are caught between ages rooted
by the industrial while looking to silicon technology in the new millennium.
Yet, industrial and silicon technology affords us the real life fantasies
that can take us beyond this world.
No one can dispute the inter-twinning of life and the making of image
yet my investigations seem limited by my human existence. How does one
escape the trappings of human consciousness while remaining a part of
this world. I am interested in creating a sense of transport or movement
in my work speaking of transitional states of mind from one existence
to perhaps another.
It has been the case that many of my works have had there own existence.
The works are created, performed, appear, exist for a time and then they
are removed and reformed into another (absorbed). I employ aspects of
time including performances based on duration, materials that morph with
time and the consequential change of the image due to environmental conditions.
I see time as metaphorical as water where the descriptive personifications
are endless and can be interpreted to suite the needs of a given work.
Collectively and individually I experience the conflictive and the passive
in current world affairs and respond through the interpretation of image.
Now more than ever our individual freedom of expression is what I revere