My work explores hybrid objects—their narrative potential and taxonomic slippage. I make sculptures and drawings that occupy the indeterminate realm between reality and dream, nature and artifice. By creating artifacts that fall outside the bounds of known terms or traditional classification, I attempt to reveal the enigmatic properties latent within ordinary things.
Characterized by alchemy-like processes, my work revolves around the elusive moment when two opposing parts fuse and become indistinguishable. My work explores uncanny territory, where the familiar commingles with the unknown, strange, and often foreboding. The objects I make evolve gradually, with disparate elements added in layers and eventually scraped back to expose their richly varied material strata. One sculpture might consist of wax, resin, fabric, crystalized salt, found objects, animal parts, plant or vegetable matter. I apply and manipulate these materials in stages that often take weeks to cure (including transformative processes such as crystallization and dehydration) and are later carved, sanded, sewn, or painted. These experiments result in a range of palimpsestic outcomes: drawings resembling the structure of lace, miniature sculptures including embroidered bird feet, meticulously carved thorns, a ruin-like structure encrusted with crystallized salt, or masks sewn from cloth and anointed with mud.