Artist's Statement: My sculptures have always been object-oriented and narrative in nature. The interpretation of my work may not be exactly the same as the intended narrative. More important, viewers should be able to feel a connection based on their own personal experiences. I attempt to achieve this connection with my audience by utilizing universal visual details. The mechanical and architectural details utilized in my work have evolved into a personal language. These details and symbols combine with the overall form to create the visual aesthetic. Because of my formal approach to fabrication, rational functionality might be expected. On the contrary, the combination of physical scale, personal references and visual details often results in a whimsical and absurd reality.
This sculpture, Mobile Home, is a quirky composition made up of some of my favorite visual references. The wheels, the stairs and the house are connected by structural tubing, giving the sculpture a more linear quality than my past work. The tubing frames the references, organizing the narrative into a strange, nonsensical object.