January 15, 2022 7:00 PM
Artist Statement - My assemblage art explores birth and death, rites of passage, and social issues, as well as my personal history. I primarily create in wood and metal materials I've collected from estate sales and flea markets. Old tools whose function is forgotten are a favorite starting point. Often, the components guide me as the piece evolves.More than decorative objects, they are talismanic adornments for your environment. These mystical assemblages interact with the ambient light to cast shifting shadows insode the boxes themselves as well as projecting outward.My hope is that you will feel mystified, pulled in, and inexplicably intrigued as you, the viewer, free-associate with these collections of objects and attach meaning or stories to them, based on your own personal unconscious. Allow them to open conversations within yourself or with others.