ARTIST STATEMENT

         I employ various techniques such as printmaking, photography, videography, music and sculpture. I incorporate foraged Ohio River bank findings, which are then reassembled in unexpected ways. While there is an innate, accompanied romanticism and beauty associated with these objects, there is also a sense of regeneration and urgency.

             My overarching intention is to create a polyphony of work that focuses on naturalism, memories, observation and abstraction. My hope is that the work evokes a kind of personal internal awareness of the ubiquitous relationship between nature and humans, so that the viewer's introspective questioning of this relationship can ensue.

     Instead of simply presenting such realities, the implied Derridean approach to their complexity and instability might be better served by deconstruction; to attempt to discover the meanings within them. My intention is to accomplish this while retaining the sources of the relationship of abiding beauty and conflict.

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