The selections represent a shipwreck of tools and concepts that I constantly negotiate as a practicing metal artist and educator.
I consider my practice a “meditation on forms” – the closest one can get to unassailable truths. Each work, regardless of its abstract or representational language, is borne out of grappling with tense polarities. These propositions are conveyed to the viewer through deliberate obfuscation of artifact and representation, sculpture and isometric projection, tool and the object of desire. The result is a body of work laden with readings that go beyond objects on display to pose questions about artistry and invention.
The selection offers a commentary on the transient, yet decisive union of the conceptual ideals held by the artist and the practical forms fashioned by the artisan. My work, through its iterative nature, proposes that beauty exists not only in the concrete manifestations of object or materiality, but also in the metaphysical act of making.