My work is influenced by the journey’s we take in our lives.
I am interested in how we travel from one phase of our life to another. Sometimes it involves a physical move. More often it is an emotional shift. How do we make it feel like home? When do we know we are ready to leave? Do we get stuck on concepts of safety and security, or do we honor the opportunity for growth?
This is symbolized through my use of iconic forms: boats, nests, houses…for me these forms hold the essence of where we are coming from, our history, but at the same time are all vessels of new beginnings.
I believe one of the responsibilities I have as an artist is to keep telling stories of our histories. We are obligated to observe the world around us and make some sense of it through visual means.
I hope that in viewing my work you get a sense of possibilities.