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My work is inspired by botanical and zoological elements. Having neither the patience nor inclination to ‘literally’ depict the world around me, I sculpt simplified lines to represent an entity and connote an emotion.
I wish to bring pause to those who view my art; to initiate reflection, however momentarily, on the piece seen before them; and to have viewers depart more lighthearted and refreshed as a result. My work is unapologetically angst-free.
I’m drawn to the delicious juxtaposition of opposites. The mediums I use to create my art are metal and glass: one material is durable, the other is quite delicate. Hard, inflexible steel is momentarily softened with fire, allowing itself to be shaped into a new form. Glass allows light through and is always in danger of breaking.
As a metal artist, working with the element iron ties me to the earth and makes me feel grounded. The metal I sculpt and manipulate is my legacy, tangible and lasting after my departure from this world. The glass in my lighting pieces is fragile, thereby a reminder of the ephemeral nature of existence, replaceable but never an exact substitute for what existed before.