(MFA Final Exhibition)
My sculptures encourage the viewer to project their own experiences onto the work, to question the facts of visual existence with the engagement of movement, form, and texture. While I draw immense inspiration from Swing dance, Jazz music, Cubist forms, and Modernist Sculpture (such as that of Peter Hide, Rob Willms, and Sir Anthony Caro), I ultimately create sculpture to explore ideas of perspective, exuberance, and hope, movement and space. I believe that my work with recycled materials has the potential to uplift and inspire. My hope is that through these forms and vivid ideas, expressed in three-dimensional space, we are able to learn from, be inspired by and begin to re-examine our existing ideals of spaces and community and how we inhabit them.