In my work, I deconstruct the American dream, fairy tales, and folklores that are part of our childhood and adult culture. My work also addresses gender roles/gender assignment, the fragility of family dynamics and the underlying threads of violence and danger that underpin American society.
I work with discarded material from nature; reusing discarded substance plays a significant role in my sculpture. Natural waste represents the unwanted, and by using the unwanted I give filth a new meaning. As a collective, litter becomes an array of patterns and forms shapes. With those shapes I make an idea exist in life.
I also use found objects to introduce history into my work. I am intrigued by the thought of where a "thing" came from, and why it has been found in such a condition. Found objects add question and mystery to the arts form and content through weathering, staining, and dilapidation.
I often rework a site-specific installation into a self-contained format that will enable the piece to be shown in a non site-specific installation environment. oftentimes elements from my sculptures, installations, and non site-specific works are utilized in my site-specific installations. In other words, the various bodies of work inform or cross-pollinate each other to tell a story, and make my work of its essence.