My sculptures begin with the practice of collecting. I look for objects that have a certain innate animacy; things that hint at the narratives of their past lives. I find cultural and aesthetic connections between these chosen things: from a misdelivered love-letter to a roadside shoe to a softball to an old glove. They are woven together with stories and thread, emerging as living and thinking conglomerates of crap.
At their core, the works investigate the politics of that which we consume and discard. They embody the contradictions of consumer excess: they are an utterly abject yet alluring mélange of crap, a dated imprecision of grandeur that speaks more to a kitschified caricature of opulence than an epithet for luxury and an ironic impression of the ‘frivolity’ associated with feminine taste. Rather than individual works to be contemplated, I hope to create autonomous individuals that together compose a community; one that values softness, empathy, recreation and care.