Artist Statement

As a teaching artist, I’ve come to realize that, too often, the work artists do is reduced to something mystical that you either are born able to create or not. My goal is to demystify the artistic process and pull back the veil and show that art isn’t produced whole and beautiful, but is the product of hard work and multiple steps that aren’t always pretty. When I am able, I show my work with process photos, and share my process openly on social media. My sculptures were initially inspired by works found in luminary processions from around the world as well as the incredible shapes and colors of sea life found in our oceans. The work has since evolved into experiments in shifting color and light and dramatic movement.