Upon entering any space we search for visual markers. We look first for the windows, doorways, and light switches, then our gaze moves on to the floor, ceiling, vents, embellishments, and flaws. It doesn’t take long to find our bearings in a new space, but the subtle nuances can be examined for hours. Some of these elements work harmoniously together while others strike discord. My recent work plays off of this balance in a space between the comfortable and the distressing; creating sculptures that share a like-minded aesthetic to the space in which they exist while still quarreling with the balance and flow of a room.

We become comfortable with the materials we see everyday. I aim to inspire questions about what purpose those materials serve when they are used in conjunction with less familiar ideas. Do the ideas begin to feel closer to home, or do the materials start to feel more foreign. There is a flexibility to sculpture that allows it to cross between what may function solely as an architectural element and what might feel almost devoid of formal function. The idea of focusing on what lies between comfortable and unfamiliar, between everyday and abstract is central to my work and how I approach sculpture.