Flatfile Collection

Artist Statement

I work as both a painter and sculptor at the edge of pattern meeting form and form meets space. At its core lays an organic geometry of structure integrating with the amorphous. I try to transform manufactured materials such as tarpaper, pom-poms, foam that are flat but become relief and combine them with handmade elements that explore the ebb, flow and intersection of line. My work is often humorous and quirky although not always obvious unless it references itself. By focusing on the nimble and elastic relationship of two to three dimensional elements, I create a constant negotiation between the flatness of industrial materials and organic visceral transformations that extend into gestures. These small drawings of flawed structural detritus allow for unexpected sequential changes.