My artistic practice is one that flows between sculpture, installation, and writing. Using personal effects and found materials as a point of departure, my sculptural interventions via digital fabrication, casting, and experimental sculpting with natural aggregates unpack the typically mundane as resonant beings in a series of poetic gestures.
Inspired by my father working in landscaping all my life and my mother as our homemaker, I have always regarded construction materials of interior and exterior space as worldmakers. Their understanding of material has greatly influenced the way I regard the ordinary, replaceable, and especially the discarded: as invaluable recordkeepers of time, place, and energy.
I’m building a personal mythology made of alternate fragmented landscapes and timescales that exist beside our own. Seemingly disparate objects constellate to form a dialogue around systems of value, and explore threads that flow between feelings of place, time and ephemerality.
My most recent writing is a series of poems written between 2019 & 2022. They are an introspection into how a heightened sense of place influenced my perception and experience of complex family dynamics. Each one discovers a personal account of a textured emotional terrain that rose to the surface of a monotonous suburban landscape during the time collapse of strict quarantining in 2020. They begin in observable reality and gradually travel to abstract, dreamlike spaces. There, physical and emotional terrains blend and echo one another, conjured by memories and dreams. They draw on experiences of codependency, familial guilt, boredom, loneliness, ephemerality, and love.