My passion for art making has lead me to explore many kinds of material, particularly the use of recycled objects. I rescue discarded household items from alleys and search junk shops for objects that have stories to tell. I am usually surrounded by a joyful clutter as I work, hopefully grabbing just what I need to complete a composition. My shelves and drawers are filled with an eclectic selection of materials that serve as my palette.
Often my sculpture starts with a single object that sparks an idea or inspires my sense of “what if”? Then I begin to play; adding, subtracting, and experimenting. Like joining words together for a poem, my sculptures reveal themselves to me as I form new associations with elements that already have separate histories. These objects play a fundamental role in my work while I compose and connect them for visual harmony.
Bolt Head Fish
Polymer clay and found objects
32" x 17"x 7"
Found objects, acrylic, and wood
28" x 17" x 12"
Melodies On My Mind
Found objects, wood, copper and brass
40" x 24" x 8"
Plumb Line of Desolation
Wood, aluminum, found objects
In this piece a vocabulary of materials is used to reference a post-apocoliptic scene or "end of time." This entire work is constructed from found objects and materials. The round metal form symbolizes a face of a clock, the plum-line represents measurement, and the raven represents the last living animal to
inhabit the earth.
Wood, found objects
This piece represents secrets hidden deep
within ones self.
On the Clock
Found objects, motor
This piece references the poem, Look to this Day, about life, "for yesterday is but a memory, but tomorrow only a vision." The figure is mounted to the rotating clock face, while the door is spinning. An example of being too busy to enjoy the
here and now.
Wood, aluminum, found objects, acrylic
A kinetic self-portrait. The silhouette is connected to the house. Turning the knob spins a magnifying lens. The lens magnifies the "diamond" within.
Found objects, cast aluminum
Referencing a time to let go and move forward.
Gauging a Heart
Wood, aluminum, copper, found objects
Everyone Loves a Clown
Found objects, wood, electrical components
Interactive. Turning the crank causes clown arms to rotate and clown head lights up.
2018 Visual Arts, Orange County Fair, CA
2018 Home Arts, Orange County Fair, CA
2018 Orange Open, Muzeo Museum, Anaheim, CA
2017 Blue Ribbon Winners, Fullerton Arboretum, CA
2017 Visual Arts, Orange County Fair, CA
2016 Time In Tableaux, Duff Gallery, CA
2016 SoCal MFA Juried Exhibition, Pomona, CA
2016 Txt Me, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA
2016 National Orange Show, San Bernardino, CA
2014 Orange Open, Muzeo Museum, Anaheim, CA
2017 Honorable Mention, Layers Within, OC Fair
2017 Second Place, Letting Go, OC Fair
2017 First Place and Division Winner, Plumbline of Desolation, OC Fair
2016 Award of Excellence, Valued Identity, SoCal MFA Exhibition
2014 First Place Award, Everyone Loves a Clown, Orange Open Show
2018 First Place & Division Winner, Bolthead Fish, O.C. Fair
2018 Third Place, Melodies On My Mind, O.C. Fair
2018 Honorable Mention, Pandora's Box, O.C. Fair
the fun of
putting together unexpected ideas."