The everyday stuff and junk we produce and use speaks to me—
– A twist of wire in the street
– Plastic toys found in the dirt
– Paper and photos
– Rusted steel and old machine parts
– A wooden spoon from the flea market
– Bits of washed up and worn smooth junk on the beach
I am attracted to the history they embody, the patterns of wear and use, the evidence of being part of someone’s life. I find and gather and collect all manner of materials and use them in assemblage pieces, sculptures, and mixed media constructions.
I am inspired by the works of many artists:
– The paintings of Francis Bacon
– The quilts of Nancy Crow
– Joseph Cornell’s boxes
– The constructions of Kurt Schwitters and Jean Tinguely
– The paintings of Michael Kvium
– The steel of Richard Serra
I work across the spectrum of techniques and materials, taking as inspiration and direction the world of human existence.
OTHER Venues/dates to see my work:
– Open Studios, Santa Cruz County, October 8 & 9, 15 & 16
– Artisans in Downtown Santa Cruz
I also make custom pieces by request.
Thank you for your interest in my work!
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