I use the ordinary to create the unexpected. I am a builder who uses a variety of materials and processes with an affinity for working with found objects as units of fabrication. The themes explored in my work, although personal in origin, speak to the human condition, including identity and the complexities of interpersonal relationships. There is nothing exceptional about home, marriage and family, so I find it natural as I visually explore the dynamics of human relationships and everyday lives, to incorporate ordinary everyday objects. From stuffed animals, to steel nails, to potatoes—anything is fair game. Found objects speak volumes, they have personal resonance; they are a visual invitation to a conversation. I am influenced by surrealist imagery and my manipulation of materials strives to reflect the idiom “things are not always what they seem.” I invite the viewer to consider serious content by employing humor and exaggeration.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I have a B.A. in behavioral sciences and a law degree. Before pursuing a career in art I worked as criminal defense attorney including a stint as a deputy public defender for Los Angeles County. I left Los Angeles and moved to Alaska where I lived for one year before coming to the Bay Area. I am currently enrolled in graduate school at San Jose State University in their spatial art program and I couldn’t be happier.