Using primarily sculpture arranged in subtly absurd configurations, my work draws from a visual language which idealizes the spirit of my suburban Midwestern heritage—a desire for a space to call one’s own, a reverence for simple utility and a taste for accessible materials. Each work generally takes me a couple days to physically make—a do-it-yourself, weekend-warrior mentality. Channeling this self-imposed mode of making, I seek a certain level of craft—just enough—not a carpenter’s specialization. These quasi-comedic objects operate as signifiers for their real-world counterparts, allowing a space for projection, doubt and possibly wonder.
Installation View; 2015; Mixed: Pine, Latex Paint, Shag Carpet, Marking Paint, Roofing Shingles, Nails, Plywood, 2x4 Pine Stud; Dimensions Variable
A Corner in the World; 2016; 2x4 Pine Stud, Drywall, Drywall Tape, Joint Compound, Latex “Oops” Paint, Framing Nails; 22x22x22”