systematic gaiety (1), fractured fairy tales (2-4), rock paper scissors (5)
I make sculpture and works on paper that relate to the terms “abstraction as process” and “truth to materials”, but these terms only tell part of the story. Working with wood, cardboard, plaster cloth, felt, aqua-resin, paint and objects, my process follows no predictable sequence. Work gets made and discarded. Cast-off material litters the studio floor. Accumulations of neglected objects pile into corners. The promise that abstraction can transform has yielded to a sense of disappointment expressed by the cast-off. The paradox, however, is that this disappointment is a fiction. It’s a narrative that allows me to return to something that I have abandoned in order to see beauty in the accidental. It’s a process of making and forgetting that is something that I have to go through over and over again so I can revisit the familiar as something strange and new.trash...i love it...see more here.