I am a nomadic sculptor and installation artist.
creating site-specific sculptures from found materials.
Using detritus, the remains of the past, to build the future,
has become central to my work as a celebration of how magical our wonderland already is.
My artwork is a collection of storybook self-portraiture
through an exploration of fairy tale characters come to life in this world.
Intertwining found objects with meditative fiber techniques,
my artwork centers around the moments of creation and adaptation.
The interaction and interconnectedness of the human and natural worlds is my focus
while exploring this creation of ourselves and our connections to the land.
These sculptures are divergent, specific to sites in nature,
chosen for their autobiographical content, and storybook setting of isolation and wilderness.
These sculptures are hand-made from the raw materials gathered around,
based on the notion that the enchanted is simply a rearranging of the ordinary.
The raw materials themselves are site-specific to the sculptures.
And so the gathering process becomes embedded in the artwork,
and the final pieces are the demonstration of a magical transformation.
The documentation appears as wildlife photography,
capturing these characters in their habitat, living within their created life.
All explore the dynamic of self, within fairy tale evolution and our modern mythologies,
documenting the journey of creating a domestic space for oneself,
handmade from the raw materials gathered around.