I began making art 20 years ago after my TV broke in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I wanted something more creative and meaningful in my life so I began experimenting with an unconventional style of mixed-media artwork. Everyday objects have utilitarian meanings that can be twisted and transformed with new associations. I find new lives for a diverse range of reclaimed objects, including 19th-century tintype photos, scrap circuit boards, melted vinyl records, rusty tools, vintage toys, and driftwood found along the banks of the Potomac River.
Art is many things - visceral, emotional, poetic - but it isn’t rational or objective. Art is a shared moment that forges an unspoken bond between the artist and viewer. In that silent conversation, my work speaks about our collective histories and this brave new world we live in where our obsession with technology undermines our humanity and our rampant consumption threatens our planet.
Despite these challenges, I am optimistic about the future and the enduring power of the human spirit. The simple joy of living pervades the still silence of the universe. We just need to still our souls and listen.