Many of these objects are centuries old, and they lead me to create works that seem to have been conjured from a rather improbable past. Presenting themselves as scientific instruments or devices of divination, these assemblies appear to have some particular function. Without that utility, however, these pieces are left with a sense of mystery; of questions yet to be answered.
Within these pages I hope to chronicle my journey as a maker of objects. In the last several years I have enjoyed photographing the objects I make on my bench as they come together. It gives me a visual diary - a map - of how my intuition guides my creative process. I will be posting pieces in progress as they develop, in the hopes of sharing some of the surprise and discovery that fuels every day in my studio.
Lastly, I will be using this forum to post anything pertinent to working with found objects, encompassing the work of others who have inspired me, whether in assemblage, collage, or wearable work.
Shall we dance?