Artist Statement

To create and refine my work, I have turned inwards, to examine my process, to think about my narrative, and to explore a variety of techniques. Over time, I have come to understand that “distorting the grid” and creating texture are core to my aesthetic.

 Through self-reflection I have learned that my work is about transformation

To me, transformation is about embracing my process and continuing to look forward, as compared to change, which is about looking backwards to correct or alter the past. I have moved to a place where I am forward focused and am more trusting of my process and myself.

Creating art has transformed how I see myself and how I see the world around me. It has allowed me the freedom to take risks and to embrace chance. Making art has allowed me to become the person I always wanted to be.

I often work with discarded materials. I transform or upcycle these unwanted objects to create something which is more meaningful and more visually expressive than the original object.

My work often involves scraping away layers to reveal what is hidden beneath. This process allows me to transform my work over time. To make mistakes. To begin anew. To try different techniques. To let the process inform my work.