Statement

Nature plays a predominant role in my work. I am deeply influenced by the natural world around me: the borderline where land and water come together, the undulating and synchronized movements of a flock of birds in flight, and the stark silhouette dormant trees cast in winter. I abstract these already abstracted shapes and forms to create pieces that are freed from their geographical, biological, and botanical reference.

My work frequently involves multiple parts: pieces that are separate, yet work together to create a united whole. Although the individual parts function as pieces on their own, together they create a larger, complete image. My firearms are reimagined as soft sculpture: hard, threatening objects transformed into yielding fabric pieces.