My job as an artist is to create a level of dissatisfaction in each
person's world view, to force the traditional relationship between reality
and ideas about reality to a level just past the typical.
This push is best achieved visually, before ideas are cluttered with the
masking of thought and word. Art employs the full impact of sight before
The materials I use are pieces and snips of things hidden in everyday
life, small sections of objects, common items, things overlooked and taken
for granted; rubber bands, wire, chalk, etc. I take these items,
transform and manipulate them and their relationship to each other, into
Art serves an active and passive function. The power in art is found both
in the conceptual changes it catalyzes in the viewer and in the record it
leaves of it's creation. There is a direct relationship between the finished piece and the work as it is made. It becomes a visual tracing of
the manipulations put on the materials by me and created between them.
I keep a small visual vocabulary, simplified to best trigger quick and
deliberate response, primary colors, relationship of pairs, comparison of
The materials of the piece, the processes they undergo and influence, the
record of the processes, all rise to an equal level of importance in the
The viewer is subtlety taken past the traditional position as an
onlooker. Ideas about form and use are brought to question. A clearer
grasp of these questions is made possible by allowing the viewer to follow
the same visual path of process, reaction and response taken by the
Hopefully art can quietly sneak into the viewer's life. It can grow past
something that is viewed into something that influences the viewer. It
raises questions and sheds light.