About my process
I began to make these type of sculptures in 2011. I began to look at the clay figures that had been catalysts of many of my paintings as their own breathing entities. I started to pay attention to the possibility of a new language for my studio practice.
In this media I become the scavenger--collecting up-cycled and gifted materials to build these. I forage in nature as well as in local dollar stores. I am interested in duality--in this case, balancing the natural and the man made.
I am using a variety of materials such as, wire, wood, clay, paint, shells, pine needles, nails, toothpicks, plumbing, paper clips, thread, string, etc.