:: Making my work is like drawing lines in wet sand with a long stick or composing a patchwork quilt from faded remnants. Often it’s like walking under a vast night sky onto which I project my fantasies and fears. These explorations are born of sense perceptions and tactile negotiations with the material world. The simultaneity of inside and outside, the duality of human and inanimate, even the oppositional forces of above and below are distinguishing characteristics in my work. While my concerns stem from specific relationships—history, place, identity—it is the work’s innate ambiguity that I cherish most. I strive to make art that operates on many levels, is able to hold paradoxical meaning, and evolves just ahead of my own ability to comprehend its entirety. ::