My work, hybrid sculptural structures that I create out of a broad range of mundane found materials, is intended to activate the viewer’s imagination and encourage them to question their own existence. The objects that I use each have a set path since they have an established history and their future is determined by their usefulness. I divert the paths of their demise by connecting objects together, thereby producing a set of new paths that merge together to rewrite the history of the individual objects. For example, a windmill attached to the top of a go-cart is undeniably a questionable combination. Such unlikely combinations raise questions and suggest new – and often surreal – inventions of reality. Reinventing how we view the world around us and how the materials that were once apart of our lives can be transformed into a narrative can spark the imagination and lead us to remembering and creating our own paths.
In a similar, subtler way, I draw objects from human history in order to allow the viewers to see themselves in a foreign structure. By obscuring the “self,” I am revealing at times a sense of insecurity as well as a freedom from the bonds of the conceived world. This allows me to express a sublime notion of the “true self” or childish wonderment of the world as the representation of the imagination since ultimately, we all have the abilities to determine our own destiny.