Artist Statement

My work is motivated by three principles: history, motion and permanence.

History because I use of lot of stone imagery. Stones are the storytellers of past centuries. I might pick up a stone, throw it and think nothing of it. I might wonder about how long the stone had been in that one place, or I might wonder about the last person who touched it. What if it had never been touched?

Motion because projects like Bite Your Tongue and Looking for a Crowd will never end. I love the idea of always working on these projects and that they continue to grow with each performance or with each carving. Every installation is new and the conversation changes too.

Permanence because I am inspired by old churches, medieval sculpture, stone carvings and ancient architecture. These constant signifiers make up my visual language and they always provide a jumping off point for something new.