Artist Statement

To make sure to use every part of the material until one cannot.

To transform discarded or one-time use items that are no longer wanted or of use.

To convert waste materials into new materials and objects.

 

These thoughts create a dialogue that determines how found materials are transformed and assembled.  The object’s “new appearance” into wearable sculpture occurs as aggressive actions of melting, cutting, and smashing stimulate their characteristics of purpose.  Through this manipulation process and through intimate interactions, emotions arise, creating the defining moment that allows the material to speak for itself.  A new life has occurred, causing the sculptures to be transcended back into the world of which they came from.