- Artist's StatementMy goal is to create sculpture that captures the viewers’ attention through its forms, size and colors. When working on both abstract and figurative pieces, I develop my ideas in drawings and small-scale models by imagining how viewers will perceive them in full-scale.
The forms that I am most interested in can appear to be enlarged parts of furniture, machines or buildings. I want viewers to enjoy these similarities as an expansion of imagined worlds. My figurative sculptures’ simple and direct appearance is symbolic of the forms and thoughts that all humans share.
My large-scale outdoor sculptures add an element to the surrounding environment that is as permanent as a big tree or band shell. It is important for viewers to recognize the spatial and formal relationships these sculptures have to their nearby neighbors because the similarities and differences between them create interest, emotional attachment and meaning.
The questions that my sculptures may raise include:
• Are the forms or figures in motion, like playful elephants or caught as in a photograph?
• What do they depict when they look like a combination of playground slides and parts for building construction?
• Do they intend to create something unknown as in science fiction reality?
My Process: From Conception to Installation
- Folding Forms
- Grant Park, Chicago, IL