I explore American identities, challenge perceptions of beauty, and question consumer values in collages and sculptures. I repurpose kitsch, pop-culture, and off-the-shelf materials to further integrate them with handcrafted elements. I work from small drawings and collages to produce sculptures and installations, composing works that embrace a guileless self-assuredness while exposing and challenging popular consumer values and beliefs.
My snapshot of consumer America is the space of superfluous, cheaply made stuff lit by neon in an endless warehouse. I pass up the Walmarts and Targets for Dollar stores and thrift shops. I look for the unused, the left behind, and the memorable to examine and transform. I combine and recycle images by embellishing, drawing, painting, and sewing them into handmade objects. My hand is present in all that I do.