My childhood was dually devoted to sustenance farming and the strict observance of the Catholic faith.  Both operated as religion, each with its own set of revered icons, prescribed behaviors, and ritual practices. Liberation from this fanatically oppressive framework is met with a desperate aching for the familiar.  Through sculpture, I reclaim that which has been rejected—inventing new meanings, stories, and truths.

Drawing upon my background in biology and chemistry, I examine artifacts and processes, a material exploration that generates unexpected relationships and novel encounters.  Sculptural objects reference the reduced, elemental quality of materials, most often found objects such as feathers, bones, a felled tree and fabrics.  Transformation through slicing, winding, layering, and carving is then held in purposeful suspension by a traditional sculptural material such as gravity, light, plaster, concrete, wood, or wax.  

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