We all have anxieties, find ourselves in the throes of over-analyzation, happen upon cross-roads, and desire a rebirth. Most often, I find myself making work which illustrates one particular mindset. Sometimes that concept is very specific like a struggle with depression and an anxiety disorder; but sometimes that idea could revolve around something more nebulous, like the dual nature of the self.
The common thread throughout my work is that it pertains very personally to my own experience. Essentially, through my work, I process my experiences, work them out through various permutations, form my vacillating opinions, and have a conversation with the viewer about it. Sometimes, I come to a conclusion, but usually I prefer to leave things a bit open-ended without commitment to a judgment. I feel a sense of ambiguity about most things, so I try to preserve that feeling in my art work, as well. I gravitate toward the image/form/impression that is surreal, maybe a bit dark, the occasionally grotesque, on the edge of sanity or dreamlike, a little odd, a bit off or ungainly, and the humorous.
Like my concepts, my methods and materials are also varied. At the core, I find repetition emphasizes a point well, and I rely on casting a good deal to achieve this effect. I work in everything from clay to paper-casting, fabric to wood. I do not have allegiance to any one material and find exploration of material as important as the concept itself.