I love the poetic image and a satisfying leap of imagination. My work is based largely on this premise and for my mixed media sculpture, I juxtapose materials and language with loaded objects (with an existing identity or history), much the same way a poet juxtaposes nouns and verbs. My work often references the body, or suggests its presence. I pull other design forms from plants and animals, but the resulting effect is usually seen as surreal, perhaps because most of the work is made from found objects. Even so, many of my more successful works often look like they grew or evolved organically as opposed to being manufactured.
Ive often thought that my found-object sculptures are like surreal trinkets. They might be evidence of an unknown culture or someones personal and private collection of emotionally charged objects. I am inspired by the traditions of Surrealism, Dada, and Arte Povera.
As well as building visual art works, I also write poetry. I sometimes merge the two of them and they work well together.