My work is an exploration of the human form as an object. I am dealing primarily with the physical appearance of the female, yet my examination is not solely within the realm of the feminine. Often, my work is centered around the archetype of a young girl who acts as a storyteller or vessel. I use precious materials such as glass, fine metals, and found objects because I want the viewer to feel an intense need to care for this creature; to see it as being both vulnerable and desirable.
The context of the girl's existence is derived from a mixture of experiences both personal and borrowed. The work exists as a memorial documenting certain aspects of our culture, often dealing with the struggle to find individualized identity within the confines of society, religion, family, and inevitability of death. It is a narrative object reminiscent of the adolescent female character in classical literature, which is attractive, appealing, perverse and often dangerous. And in the end, like that literary archetype, nothing more than an object to be desired and cared for by the society which created her.