Cognitive Provocation through Visual Seduction
Using found objects, welded steel, and re-purposed consumer items, I create sculptures which are about the exhilarations and anxieties of living in our modern, industrialized society. My artistic philosophy is, between seeming contradictions lie greater truths. My work is an attempt to engage viewers on several levels of visual perception; I make art that is fun to look at, but my sculptures can have disturbing implications and mixed meanings. The themes addressed in my work are contemporary issues that many of us ponder: mortality, the intersection of nature and technology, the passing of time, spirituality, and environmental sustainability.
a high value on craftsmanship and surface appearances. I try to balance
realism with a stylization that allows me the freedom to push concepts
into the deepest levels of the viewers perception. While my vision
can tend toward the darker side of human nature, my work is infused
with a sense of humor which may make difficult subjects easier to approach.
- January 2011