ARTIST STATEMENT


 

From abandoned lots to loading docks, I illuminate and transform forgotten spaces with site-responsive environments that strip away external noise and invite people to experience a sense of wonder.

Described as “Intimate Minimalism,” my sculptural and installation practice works to retain intimacy on a large scale, expose beauty in everyday materials through repetitious natural, micro, and cosmic forms, draws from Japanese concepts like Yugen: building in mystery and subtlety, and encourages careful attention from both creator and participant.

I begin with experiments in the studio: playful, hand-held inquires of sculptures, drawings, and material studies. These modest visual clusters of ideas accumulate to become a skyscape of impressions that investigate scale, ambition, and materials. Discoveries from this process inspire and inform the larger, site-responsive environments. As contemplative sensory experiences, these mutable installations facilitate reflection on ephemerality and viewers’ relations to each other.

Recently, I have been pushing the relationship between large and small even further, inquiring how structures and spaces can retain intimacy on a large scale creating both a communal and individual sense of awe, that allows people to relate attentively to ever-expanding built and social environments.