I firmly believe in art as a way of knowing. My artistic practice is a way of understanding the world around me. As a result my work is more likely to ask questions than to give answers.
I find that materials, objects, and places are intrinsically loaded with meaning. There is no such thing as a blank canvas. Clay dug from the hillside just outside of an ancient Silk Road city and maple seeds collected from an Underground Railroad site in Illinois both have a story to tell. I work with these objects as a way of connecting to their stories and to share them with others.
Below I have organized my projects a couple of different ways: by theme and by medium. Neither system of organization is perfect: many of my projects fall in the spaces between things, so there is a lot of overlap. The same projects are in both systems, so choose which is best for you.