Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

My assemblages and installations pose questions about the complex relationships between nature and humanity; specifically exploring the themes of stewardship and damage, fluidity and control. The work relies heavily on the use of post consumer waste, with a preference for plastic and synthetic materials. These objects function as both muse and raw matter for the production of art making. Objects and refuse are culled from construction and consumer waste streams. Materials as various as lead flashing, yews, sunflowers, plastic zip ties, plexiglass commercial signage, ephemera, fiber, synthetic polymer paint and vinyl are incorporated, reconfigured and assigned new relationships and meanings. The work examines and brings into awareness the notions of transcendence and restitution.