ARTIST STATEMENT

In my studio practice I use found objects married with glass to create reliquaries or mementos of my past. I choose to use glass because it can distort, focus and create windows into my inner world. I juxtapose recycled family memorabilia with symbolic icons to create a collection of memory and portraits of specific people gleaned from my life experience. 

My process of creating is often intuitive; I like to play with different techniques to sculpt and collage pictures and objects into vignettes of personal nostalgia. My artwork is the outward manifestation of my inner, heart-felt connections, recollections and emotions.