Mixed Media Art

Artist Statement

I started making art more than 15 years ago when my TV broke in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I wanted a creative outlet so I began experimenting with unconventional mixed-media artwork that blurs the lines between painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Everyday objects are infused with their own meanings that can be twisted and transformed with new associations. I find new lives for a cornucopia of vintage and recycled found objects, including 19th-century tintype photos, circuit boards, rusty tools, wasp nests, gas stove burners, melted vinyl records, and driftwood from the banks of the Potomac River.

My work examines political and social themes, including love and war, religion and patriotism, icons and demagogues, and our dehumanizing obsession with personal technology. I moved to Washington, D.C., in 2005, and my work has been shown in many juried exhibitions, galleries, and alternative venues. Art has no boundaries and can be a shout of dissent, a raucous joke, or a whispered confidence. Above all, art is an adventure with the promise of new possibilities.

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