With my sculptures, my aim is to replicate (as
closely as possible) functional everyday objects in an opposite
material, rendering them useless. Through the loss of function, form
I tend to choose objects that I am familiar with, but whose
beauty I have ignored. I love objects that are well worn and used, with
scrapes and paint splatters. The details are important, and I love
discovering them as I explore the object.
My sculptures start with careful planning, including measuring
and photographing the object, but I enjoy the challenge of tackling
problems as they arise. Some shapes are more difficult to replicate
than others. I have found that a thick faux suede material works for
most of my needs, as it holds its shape but conforms to others, can be
sanded, painted and abused.
My goal is to continue to challenge myself with more intricate
and larger objects. As I work, I am ultimately pleased with the
imperfections, as they are proof of the human touch.