I'm an artist living and working in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you are interested in any of my work please contact [email protected].
In the practice of mindfulness one can learn to be present in a single moment of time. When I work I become tranquil and engaged with the process of making works. I embrace the unexpected and act intuitively to solve the ascetic issues that are presented to me. I am a visual problem solver. The actions of creating are meditative and emotional journeys for me. My materials of choice are: found objects, wood, fabrics, paint and latex.
I’m interested in adding materials and textures to fulfill my curiosities of the human form, emotions and the connection I the maker has with my hands. I enjoy sifting through people discard objects. I work spontaneously in a stream of consciousness. I allow raw emotion and gestures to emerge through the processes and materials.
I use soak-staining techniques that have been developed from my interests and study of Helen Frankenthaler’s Abstract Expressionism paintings. Through my work you can see that have also been influenced by Eva Hesse. Hesse was associated with the mid-1960’s post minimal, anti-form trend in sculpture.
I have been challenged by the viewers and my fellow art community to define my works category. I do not look at art and jump to classification. I work to pull my craft, sculpture and painting backgrounds to unite as one. The defining and classification can hinder the outcome of my work.