I take a very methodical approach to creating my assemblages. Found objects are arranged in a formal style: balance, composition and texture are integral elements of my work that act as a means to explore the redemptive qualities of discarded material. My limited color palette comes from the materials used, such as: aged, dark wood; brass, silver and gold leaf; machine parts; rusted metal; glass and natural elements. With artificial mechanisms, parts of unknown objects and bits of nature, each assemblage speaks of some unknown purpose or history. Ultimately, in contrast to their humble origins, these assemblages transcend the found quality of their individual parts to become objects of beauty. I call them “Foundlings”.