Growing up around the construction trade, I connected with tools and materials at an early age. Exposure to jobsites in my youth helped shape my interest in architecture and the ever-evolving organism of the built environment. These early experiences continue to inform my work and contribute to my own sense of place and identity.
The human-made world is a record of society’s needs and motives over time. To think of structures as living entities is a natural starting point for my work, stemming from themes of origin and decay in the urban landscape. The breakneck speed at which this cycle revolves in the Bay Area underscores the socioeconomic and political issues familiar to many of us, and further influences my interpretations.
My current work presents as a collection of eccentric architectural models and cityscapes wryly alluding to the gravity of these issues. The pieces are further influenced by my own memories-perhaps of childhood homes or places I’ve visited. The process of making them moves me across a range of thoughts and emotions as I consider the incongruities the subject matter represents to me.
My materials are collected from woodshops, salvage yards, and curbsides, in keeping with my inclination to reuse when possible. Their inherent meanings and histories add layers of narrative to the work and provide points of connection for the viewer.
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Autobody Fine Art Gallery & Studios
1517 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501