impetus of my work is the exploration of identity and
all of the histories, influences, emotions and behaviors
that make up that identity. The work as a whole is representative
of what I call my 'personal myth:' a perspective on
my life story that encompasses both life changing experiences
as well as the life-long behavioral issues they inspire.
The creation of work from my own personal myth is an
attempt to find some sort of balance between the person
I was raised to be and the person I am becoming.
the process of exploring the nuances of my identity,
the work that I create has become more layered and interactive.
My intent is to engage the viewer not with the practicality
of use, but with the challenge of discovery. By physical
interaction the viewer can expose the layers of each
piece, uncovering its most essential and revealing elements.
By exploring a small part of my unique personal myth
I invite the viewer to contemplate his or her own personal
history. Viewers will come to the work with their own
set of experiences, making unique associations poignant
to their own particular set of circumstances.
(detail shot above)
Sterling & copper
4 x 6.5 x 4.5”