My work is about the possessions we carry with us through life, and what we leave along the way. Growing up in rural Illinois, I was and continue to be fascinated with the images of aging farming towns and the classic backdrop of the rolling pastoral landscape of the Midwest verses the toxicity of large smoke-bellowing factories. With these things as my inspiration, my interest lie both in the aesthetic of these iconic images and the historical value these relics hold.
I enjoy creating works of scale with found objects as my foundation materials. With the use of this creative perspective, the objects draw upon controversial, social, political and environmental issues.
Causing introspection and narrative through a varied scale of work, I am able to evoke feelings of memories, recent or distant.
My work reflects upon the preservation of memories and giving new life to the once forgotten. I feel there is a beauty in what is left to the wayside.