The complexity we have constructed in and around our lives too often inhibits us from expressing our deepest emotions.
Through my sculptures, I want viewers to be confronted by the thoughts and emotions we try so hard to bury. Why is it that when we feel tears well in our eyes, we instinctively bow our heads and turn the other way? We are told that in order to be strong, we have to be silent. I reject this denial and say that these emotions are valid, alive, and necessary.
I look inside myself, into the depths of what makes me human; at the intricacies of my relationships with other people; and at how I place myself in the society we have built. With these thoughts in mind, I create physical forms to represent suppressed feelings—be they anguish, elation, fear or confusion.