I seek for my work to facilitate human connection and interaction. The cyclical forces of destruction and reconstruction drive my creative process. My urge to destroy is connected with a desire to dismantle, eradicate, and transform physical, psychological, and social injustices. Destruction is central to how I manipulate materials, construct my work, and think about concepts.
For nearly a decade, natural black pigments and black materials have been essential to my work. Black has many associations. I want to uplift its sacredness. Black is the color of many naturally occurring things, such as, charcoal, graphite, charred wood, and the night sky. Black has an immense presence, ancient traces, and a primordial quality, which is what I am seeking to connect with in my work.