Artists Statement

I am a collector of objects and stories. My studio is a vault where I keep all these treasures. They take on a symbolic connection to the work since I keep them around for long periods of time before they are actually used. Sometimes finding the right object or story is an art in itself. My pieces have a “jewel” like effect not only from the shiny treasures that are in them but also from the many layers of paint that are behind and around them.