Artist Statement

 

My work promotes wonder as an essential disposition to facilitate new imaginings, countering a culture obsessed with ideological certainty. By opening a space for understanding slowly, I can intentionally sidestep assertions and instead engage material to imply through gesturing: by gluing, stapling, stacking, and stretching. In breaking material assumptions, specifically through the materials of my everyday life, I portray a life in flux and encourage puzzling as productive, as a way to think new thoughts. I am interested in how I can engage materials to distort expectations and how that distortion can be productive.