The materials I use have always influenced my work. I find using materials and processes in a way that is different from how they are typically used an exciting tactile and visual experience. Creating natural forms with materials traditionally used for industrial applications places them in a different context. Softer materials such as fabric and fiber are also used and contrast with more structural components like steel and cement.
I manipulate industrial materials to create sculptures that reference plants, systems of the body and gestural figurative aspects. The flowing curves and the life-like qualities of the sculptures make the industrial qualities fade away. The materials take on a more natural aesthetic.
I see each sculpture as a metaphor for some aspect of the human condition. A certain material or form can be viewed as the human element one can identify with. Another can represent its circumstance. My work represents situations I have experienced, long for, or fear.