My practice examines symbolism and personal narrative in the context of social and physical ecologies. Each piece begins with intuitive analysis, followed by a more conscious method of research and extraction, from which I arrive at the finished product. Throughout the various stages of production, I let the work speak to me, allowing for autosuggestion to occur through the direct manipulation of materials. Through the charged qualities of material such as ceramic, glass, stone, steel and video, I examine the properties of materials and form as metaphors for energy and ideas that can be both described and transformed.
My work also investigates positive and lasting relationships between art, people and places through social actions. My awareness of the artist’s role in society continues to grow through sustained cycles of productivity, exhibitions and exchange.
I am currently developing a laboratory for research in Greece called Phoenix Athens. This project seeks to unify constructivism with social engagement particularly in the areas of craft, education and ecology through collaborations with international artists as well as members of the community in Athens, Greece.