Light Sculptures No. 1 & No. 2
As I create, I salvage each chad, every residual snippet of twine to transmute the raw materials of my experience into new works of art. I use gesso and hand drawn lines to coat tinfoil, thread or scraps of older pieces, a process that brings attention to the everyday items we usually disregard. My most recent work involves recycling cardboard into light sculptures that hold space for us to connect with the parts of ourselves we'd rather not see. Hole-punching the perimeter of 373 tiles (so far) punctuates, rather than removes, the qualities of ourselves we tend to overlook. Repetition and obsessive reorganization of common shapes and found objects help the viewer appreciate the mundane; it's the arrangement of 26 letters and not the letters themselves that gives a book meaning. A tender attitude towards the typically discarded plays an integral role in rediscovery, allowing people to reflect on their flaws and perceived imperfections in order to accept every part of themselves.