Sculpture, at its best, is three-dimensional philosophy. The rigor of one’s creative practice must be distilled from the convictions of ones principles and ideals. The time and patience taken with the careful crafting of an object or experience should reflect the commitment of the artist to creating something which exists as their own personal and novel interpretation of the world around them. This interpretation must be made in a language that is both easily understood, and inviting of deeper exploration. It is only then that thought and execution are one, and it is only then that a crafted object can become more than a simple amalgamation of parts and principles. It becomes a symbol. It becomes a lens through which we may view ourselves, and the world around us.
In the course of my duties as an instructor, I have created introductory courses that serve as a foundation of the technical and conceptual concerns of creating thee-dimensional artwork. By addressing a variety of tools, materials, and ideas, I work to equip my students with the ability to solve problems creatively, and create compelling sculpture.
As a founding member of this artist cooperative, I have helped to plan and organize the facility’s shop and studio spaces, participated in numerous large-scale collaborative projects and commissions, and have been part of creating a unique and in-demand resource center for artists in the Northeastern U.S.
Rhode Island, United States