I grew up making connections with things that are found in the background, things that everyone else was always too busy to notice. I’m endlessly curious, fidgety and anxious which inspires me to work with things that I simply couldn’t let rot away without a second chance to be important. I work in lost and forgotten places and things.
Giving these forgotten things a new life, my work is an expression of my love and vulnerability. I take junk and broken items and build them back up from trash to treasure. Everything has become disposable. I think most of my work is meant to remind people of things that used to be, or the beauty in turning things people would normally throw away into new and beautiful wonders.
I work with tools, paint, pencils and anything else the project needs to become a reality. Made with mostly local materials, I find what I need from second-hand stores, yard sales or just random junk that I come across. What I make, I love. I feel like I am takings things that could have been lost forever and turning them into things that can be loved again. When people show interest in what I make, I feel like I have found a home for a lonely orphan. I just want to keep making things and finding them loving homes. I make things is because I can’t help it. What I find tells me some kind of story and I make it into the thing that fits that story.
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