I see parallels between the intermixing of commercial products and the interaction of elements in the natural world. In turn, my approach involves the consideration of a material's common usage, chemical makeup and metaphoric connotations. Spray foam in combination with elastic or fluid materials can describe moments of incubation, growth and disease depending on the products' evolving chemical state. Many of the products I use in my work - including petroleum (the base product of asphalt and polystyrene foam), acetone and cork - occur naturally but are distributed commercially. Culled from the earth and reinterpreted as organic-forms, the resulting pieces animate a link between the human and elemental impact on our world.
While my work directly references various forms of changeable mass - the human body and the earth - I also take interest in the matter of daily life. I work with the idea of production as both a material and biological phenomenon. In an effort to bring relevancy to the aesthetic, I choose materials related to industry and modern trends. Through these forms, the possibility for new birth merges with a re-examination of overproduction and material refinement.