An installation consisting of a large piece of carpet hanging on the wall. The carpet is cut into an abstract, organic shape. It is colored with orange, pink, and blue paint depicting a mouth-like shape in the center. Paint, fabric, and additional smaller
Studio Creature 01 2020 Carpet, wood, fabric, and paint 7 x 13 feet
An installation consisting of a large piece of carpet hanging on the wall. The carpet is cut into an abstract, organic shape. It is colored with orange, pink, and blue paint depicting a mouth-like shape in the center. Paint, fabric, and additional smaller
Studio Creature 02 2020 Carpet, wood, fabric, and paint 7 x 13 feet
An installation consisting of a large piece of carpet hanging on the wall. The carpet is cut into an abstract, organic shape. It is colored with orange, pink, and blue paint depicting a mouth-like shape in the center. Paint, fabric, and additional smaller
Studio Creature 03 2020 Carpet, wood, fabric, and paint 7 x 13 feet
A view of the installation facing a corner. The backside of a shaped carpet is draped over the corner, connecting from one wall to the other and touching the floor. On the left side, it lays on top the end of "Studio Creature." In the center is
Intertwine 01 2020 Carpet, foam, adhesive vinyl, stuffed fabric, wood, and paint 5 x 12 feet
A view of the installation facing a corner. The backside of a shaped carpet is draped over the corner, connecting from one wall to the other and touching the floor. On the left side, it lays on top the end of "Studio Creature." In the center is
Intertwine 02 2020 Carpet, foam, adhesive vinyl, stuffed fabric, wood, and paint 5 x 12 feet
An illustrative, purple arm (made out of shaped and painted plywood) reaches up from the ground, touching a face that is veiled by mesh and green fabric. Underneath this bust is a tan, paisley-patterned tapestry with strings and fibers fraying on the edge
Get a Grip 01 2020 Wood, paint, and fabric 6 x 6 feet
An illustrative, purple arm (made out of shaped and painted plywood) reaches up from the ground, touching a face that is veiled by mesh and green fabric. Underneath this bust is a tan, paisley-patterned tapestry with strings and fibers fraying on the edge
Get a Grip 02 2020 Wood, paint, and fabric 6 x 6 feet
Statement

My artistic practice has been a search for ways to transform abandoned materials back into valuable objects. Through the processes of building and painting I create artworks that I piece together into a playful installation. The beginning of my process involves collecting materials. I go searching for unwanted objects that would normally end up in a landfill: carpet, foam, plywood, plastic bags, etc. I create piles of these materials in my studio so I can instinctively reach for any material I want at that moment. All of my excess material I save, and most of it becomes stuffing for my soft sculptures. Using these man-made materials, I depict an abstracted interpretation of the natural world. The shapes I choose reference the human body, animals, plants, and landscape; all brought together into a textural, swirling environment.