Artist's Statement

My studio work is diverse in terms of scale, scope and content. I make objects, temporary site-specific installations and have completed two permanent public commissions for the City of Philadelphia. Each genre has its own unique intentions, audiences and outcomes.

Some works are deliberate conversation starters. Others are intended to de-emphasize written and spoken language in an attempt to focus attention on the present tense aspect of viewing the work. One of the reasons I make sculpture is the tactile, formal and kinetic possibilities. I like it when there are nuances that don’t translate well to second hand experiences. For me, it is similar to the difference of being in a room with someone and looking at a picture of that person. Both are important, but they are very different. When starting a new piece, I like to ask this question: What is it like to be in the space with the work and what will the viewer remember later?


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