Artist Statement

 My artwork focuses on transmuting, transforming and transcending the debris and artifacts of consumer culture by way of 2D collage and mixed-media assemblage sculpture.  I feel the instinctive and creative urge to recognize and discover beauty.  The desire to enhance and build upon it is my very métier.  I listen to my hearts intuitive nuances that inform my idiosyncratic predilections to bubble up and present themselves; that cathartic moment for my true colors to shine through.  For me, art is the chance to balance a non-linear search of juxtaposition with composition which in turn reveals a poetic discovery to the previous unknown probabilities.  It is a solitary quest with a multitude of destinations and a-ha moments.  I am just as surprised at the end of the day as anybody else on the ensuing results when the gestalt is reached and  the glue dries.

  I reuse and recycle everyday found objects or printed matter that are combined into many layers of text and imagery.  What emerges is a visual narrative that tells a story of reparation and rebirth.  I redirect appearances by reordering and rearranging content both internally and externally.  It is a journey made to reinterpret  existing models and structures which will then derive into a more meaningful and conscious collaborative conclusion.  Basically, I am an alchemist turning lead into gold; the visionary process of alchemy is my artistic voyage.  The origin of simple consumer goods is reconstructed thru reorganization to be redefined and elevated to a position of a one-of-a-kind grandiose imaginative repose and remanifestation.