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My process involves the modification and assemblage of found objects and materials. Collecting these—from thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets—is an important facet of my work. In this phase, I often will undertake the use of a new item or form, or realize the solution to a previously intractable problem.
Invariably, though, there is trial and error: juxtaposing and synthesizing components in the studio; contemplating the results over time; and honing broad ideas into succinct formal and conceptual packages. Although the physical resolution of my sculptures may be simple and quick, the ideas behind them gestate slowly. As Mark Twain noted, in an analogous context, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”