Metal castings of hand sculpted rhinoceros beetles
Two Horn Beetles 2019 Cast bronze and aluminium 2"x3"
Female bust cast in recycled plastic chips, made from locally sourced water bottles
200 Plastic Bottles 01 2020 Locally recycled plastic 12"x20"
Female bust cast in recycled plastic chips, made from locally sourced water bottles
200 Plastic Bottles 02 2020 locally recycled plastic 12"x20"
Female bust cast in recycled plastic chips, made from locally sourced water bottles
200 Plastic Bottles 03 2020 locally recycled plastic 12"x20"
Heat bent acrylic sheet with acrylic and metallic paint in a geometric design. Bending this traditionally flat surface with heat and using it as a painting surface represents the transitional quality between two dimensional and three dimensional art.
Catalyst 2020 Acrylic sheet, acrylic and metallic paint 11"x14"
Chaotic dream imagery representing traumatic stress and anxiety.
Thing on the Wall (Catalyst 3D install) (front) 2018 Hand felted wool, acrylic paint, oil pastel, charcoal, Sumi ink 6'x8'x4'
Chaotic dream imagery representing traumatic stress and anxiety.
Thing on the Wall (Catalyst 3D install) (side) 2018 Hand felted wool, acrylic paint, oil pastel, charcoal, Sumi ink 6'x8'x4'
A machine designed to aid in the act of meditation and healing through metal sand drawing.
Meditation Machine 2020 Machined steel, hardware, pulleys, turntable, iron oxide filings 5"x3'x2'
Heat bent acrylic sheet with acrylic and metallic paint in a geometric design. Bending this traditionally flat surface with heat and using it as a painting surface represents the transitional quality between two dimensional and three dimensional art.
Transference 2020 Acrylic, acrylic and metallic paint 9"x14"
Small scale kinetic Ferris Wheel made from machined steel that turns copper plates with oil painted portraits of people by use of an electronic push button system.
Head Turner 2019 Machined steel, copper plate, oil paint, hardware, circuitry, motor, gear reducer 5'x3'x2'
I fabricated this plastic grinder to recycle local plastic waste in order to create a new workable medium that is sustainable, strong, and ecologically conscious.
Plastic Grinder (with blade detail) 2019 Welded steel, hardware, circuitry, motor, gear reducer 36"x36"x30"
Statement

My thematic focus is to create work that transforms toxicity into healing. This is done by transforming waste into a new medium through revitalizing/recycling the original material with the machines I've fabricated or by neutralizing the toxicity through other means like encapsulation or preservation. With this methodology everything becomes art, even my scraps become paintings/drawings/sculptures. Waste need not be something we throw away, it is instead another step in the process of making.

My predominate methods of making include but are not limited to metalworking, woodworking, painting, drawing, as well as some fiber/textile work.