"As We Continue to Move Forward"; 2013; found objects and construction materials; dimensions variable
How did you get into debt?
"Longing, Remember This Image (Longs Peak)"; 2015; found shoeshine box, Plexiglass; 8" x 14" x 7.5"
Describe your art practice
I have been using reclaimed materials for a long time. I find things at garage sales, on the side of the road, or in trash bins and re-purpose them in my work. I'm interested in how the material communicates. What are the histories it carries with it? What do the disposable materials say about quality and consumption?
"While Realizing Our Full Potential"; 2013; found stainless steel sink, found desk lamp, found street light base, found garden flag, PVC pipe, lathed cast plastic, threaded rod, steel, wallpaper, and mixed media; dimensions variable
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Probably not. I developed my work, in part, as a way to continue working without spending a lot of money on materials. I have always felt affected by America's culture-of-excess and re-purposing materials that speak to this excess is central to the concept.
"Confluence of Marching Hearts"; 2014; found heater rewired with 555 timing chip and , 200 American flags, steel, wood, upholstery fabric, mixed media; 50" x 30" x41"