Layering reused materials through space has been the focus of my work. I am continually searching for materials, whether found or re-purposed, to use with limited regard to their utilitarian value. This process disrupts their origin but establishes a new place they can exist. At the same time, I do not disguise their physical qualities: a box remains a box; a piece of cloth remains a piece of cloth.
In my undergraduate studio, the work was in constant flux, never really beginning or ending. This continuation at times segued into installation format in a new space. My undergraduate installations were spontaneous, improvised manifestations of this material process, and were “complete” based only on the given time constraints of the moment. Highly intuitive, this work has been more akin to an attitude or disposition rather than a goal-oriented process.
The work relies on my own interaction with the materials and, site-specific, the space it is contained within. It is full of contradictions—being about nothing yet everything, full of questions but offering no answers, touching upon a delicate balance between logic and play. It is non-narrative, yet does not preclude narrative interpretations. As a result, this work asks a lot of the viewer. Assuredness about one’s aesthetic sensibility and physical, optical, and spatial relationship to the work may come into question.
In addition to my studio practice, I am committed to cultivating
educational excellence in the arts. I live, study, and work in Boston,
where I attend the Boston University College of Fine Arts, and am
pursuing a dual five-year BFA in Sculpture and MA in Art Education, with
initial teaching license. I completed my BFA in May 2020 and am expecting to complete my MA in May 2021. Upon graduating, I will pursue employment as a primary or secondary school art teacher.