. Gaston Bachelard, one of Europes leading philosophers and author of one of my favorite books Poetics of Space once wrote that the surest sign of wonder is exaggeration. I love this idea. Evoking a sense of wonder is an aspect that I am striving for in this work. Exaggeration takes form in my work through process, repetition and variation- sometimes slight and often extreme.
.. With studied intention I am motivated to provoke an inability in viewers to name what they are seeing, hopefully creating something that is ultimately transcending of material, idea and form. The best result for me is a work that surpasses any preconceived idea of what it is or what it was supposed to be. A trope so to speak, Wonderment.
My work drifts between the 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional rather easily. There is a liminality that is created between the variance of dimensions, materials and concepts. I am drawn to materials first and foremost and connect my concept to the materials through the making process. Take the doily for example, a form that is rooted in the fiber world. A concept that is charged with domesticity, nostalgia and hand-work. For me it is a template, a template to work within and repeat, an opportunity to create something that evokes an entirely new experience.