Statement

My work celebrates playfulness, theatricalization, exaggeration and exuberance. There is a ludic sensibility between the planar play and the sculptural field, creating an ambiguous sense of figure and ground with pieces reading as figurative portraits. I am working in the mode of enjoyment and appreciation rather than judgment.

There is a constant shift between two and three dimensions and different scales. Pieces are in a dynamic and ever evolving dialogue; each piece informing the next with relationships evident between form, surface and material.

I am attracted to an excess of juxtaposing forms and simultaneous contrasts. The idea of beauty and awkwardness both being present in a piece intrigues and delights me. By spending time with my work, this understanding deepens, and my aim is for the viewer to slowly uncover the coherent balance of explanations and punch lines.