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My work shifts between the abstract and the immediate—the real and unreal. Moving between drawing and sculpture, my work alternates between two and three dimensions, navigating from floor to wall, often within the same piece. Line drawings of familiar objects, drawn in scale and perspective, offer the appearance of weight and space—the real made unreal. Constructed ceramic objects offer an immediacy and concreteness when paired with drawings—the unreal made real. My pairings and assemblages continually question and push what is ‘real,’ holding both the abstract and concrete as valuable and inseparable components of life.
Within these questions, I work with a variety of materials and processes—clay, cardboard, tape, painting, drawing. Clay allows for gesture, imprints of intention, yet becomes rigid and unforgiving through process. Cardboard boxes can be both fragile and supportive. When acted against these materials cannot help but wear their bends and breaks.
I recombine these disparate materials through accumulation, stacking, and assemblage. Cardboard and clay are stitched together with tape, ceramic is stacked on canvas edge, and drawing is built up on the clay’s surface. Each material finds strength in connected numbers, in community. This built community acknowledges other material’s differences, and rather than exploit, integrates them for the betterment of the whole.