My work utilizes come-a-longs, clamps, vices, jacks, and other
devices of physical force, as tools to make manifest sensations of
compression, expansion, and tension. These tools apply stressful forces to create cohesion, stability, and control while simultaneously
expressing feelings of impermanence, instability, and chaos.
I create representations of mental and emotional states with objects from my life experience, which affect me viscerally and emotively. Most of these objects contain specific personal memory. Others are used to symbolize or embody an idea or feeling. I place these objects under a physical duress in order to create meaning and narrative.
Since many of the tools I use to apply stressful force are designed
to be only temporary, my sculptures naturally seek resolution from
their state of stress. Because of their perceived temporality, these
sculptures exist in time as the moment between precarious stability,
and liberating and instantaneous release.