Statement



I make things from discarded materials. I rescue broken furniture, unwanted mattresses, and tossed packaging. I shift these castoffs into new forms, using the beauty of their decay to explore the ceaseless loop through which we shape the world and are in turn shaped by it. Each piece is a meditation that draws on the overlooked potentials of the stuff it is made from and the context it inhabits. This process is a material collaboration in which I listen and look as much as I act or direct. I have little interest in imparting what I already know, instead I try to discover what I have forgotten and uncover what I have yet to imagine. This way of working is both intuitive and slow. Over time, it stretches an object until neither it nor I can return to the shape we were before.