2014- present

THE STORY BEHIND THIS BODY OF WORK…

Nature is all that connects us physically and emotionally. There is a divide we set as humans to be separate from “nature” in order to provide shelter and comfort however, this divide has become dangerously vast as we see natural resources dwindling. Our comforts have removed us from the very thing that sustains us. Gary Snyder, the poet, has it correct when he writes “there is no nature, we are nature”. My process of assembling found objects and meditative drawing investigates detachment and connectedness with our nature in a fast-paced world.

NEW WORK August 2017

NEW WORK   2015

 


2009-2014

THE STORY BEHIND THIS BODY OF WORK…

These sculptures are intended to be a contemplation and conversation about contemporary educational practices.  Specifically, the work addresses the recent detrimental movement toward high-stakes testing to assess student learning and potential.  The interplay of visual images and written language deconstruct the notion of a student in one-dimension as these tests suggest.

The work invites engagement. Opening the hinged doors, a physical touch, is intended to start a dialogue. Text is often placed on the outside and inside of these boxes to entice the viewer to consider how human qualities such as imagination, invention, intuition, and compassion are integral pieces to educational success.