About my work...
I try to draw a parallel between elements of the natural world and the human condition. The weatherworn surface embellishments within a lot of my work reveals an appearance of having withstood destructive elements. This symbolizes perseverance, resilience, and integrity. These are traits which I value and continuously strive to develop within myself.
I believe we should celebrate the duality of the human condition because there is beauty within the chaos, if we choose to adapt our perspectives and embrace the forces beyond our control.
Pushing my materials to its limits helps me tell this narrative in a language without words. I become that sheet of metal, that piece of wax. I am cut from myself and formed by the heat of the torch, the force of the hammer, the pressure of the rolling mill, the hot blade of the wax carving tool...
We are all shaped by our experiences. The pressures in life imprint and shape our sense of self. Our identities are carved from our former selves. We must find the beauty in the creations of destruction. We need to make sense of the chaos, the decay, the changes.
Suffering is part of nature. Survival is part of nature. Sometimes we might feel swallowed up by the ocean, the earth, the sky. But we persevere because we are resilient. We are whole, even when broken. We are evolving with our experiences. Sometimes all we can do is survive the moments. Adapt. Endure. Accept. Persevere.