One of my earliest memories is of being so deeply engaged in building
a kinetic sculpture from wood scraps that I became completely unaware
of my surroundings, of time passing, and of my pre-school class leaving.
I was presumed lost, and in a sense I was – deep in a state of creativity,
discovering how two pieces join and respond: one nail to make a pivot,
two to make it secure. I still get lost in how materials join and respond
to tell a story.
My work explores interactivity – how the attitude and shape of furniture
sculpts our space, and how our space shapes our attitudes and actions.
How does an object assume and convey meaning? Embracing this question
propels my work. Favoring the reclaimed and recycled, I orchestrate
unexpected compositions to convey the conceptual with a measure of utility.
Moving beyond furniture as permeable space defined by physical material
has led me to approach design in terms of invoking mentalities.
Considering the space we occupy, and how we occupy it physically, socially,
psychologically and temporally has inspired me to leverage technological
capabilities and cultural codes to highlight latent relationships, structures
From traditional hand craft to the latest in computer numerical control, and
often in concert, iterative material and technique studies inform my process.
Everything about the interplay of form and function, the aesthetic and
engineering of structure, continues to be compelling to me.