I make work that exists in the gray area between contemporary craft and sculpture. My practice combines functional design with personal narratives to varying degrees; some works act as usable tools and others are abstracted to the point of uselessness. Both personal and cultural interactions are examined through decontextualized simulacra and recontextualized materials. I explore alternative processes of working with traditional and commonplace materials like wood, paper, found materials, and everyday ephemera. I work through themes of universality, media and material, femininity and masculinity in craft, and possession through creation.
My work seeks to explore the human body as a medium and in relation to other media. I utilize design theory to emphasize the tactility of materials and apply the humanist approach of contemporary craft to sculpture. I play with the human scale that contemporary craft typically considers. Throughout my practice I explore the questions: What are the connections between humans and our materials? Our objects?