I enjoy a certain tension between 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional art. My drawings and paintings always feel to me as if they want to lift off of the page and grow into space. My sculptures have an uneasy relationship with their own shadows.
Likewise, my work often explores other dualities, especially the tension between the well worked out and the ad hoc gestural. I honor the moment when, through process, through trial and error, a work holds both refinement and awkward rawness in a kind of balance.
Evoking migrant ships, or swooning bodies, Little Ships are a series of vessels that are physically barely containers, boats that are open to chance and luck, held together with threads of hope and chased by shadows. Caught in one particular moment, at one particular angle, they are Momento Mori as a gesture drawing in 4 dimensions.