Conceived in science, my work derives from evolutionary and regenerative cycles with which I question the processes and structures in life. The first law of thermodynamics states, “energy is neither created nor destroyed, but transferred . . .” proposing the idea that every object and being is composed of the remnants of previous forms. Leaving the form to its mortality, the elements remain to be reconstructed. Regeneration, transformation and deterioration speak of the motion of evolution, the perpetual shifting of structures. My attention has been held with this idea of immortality and the link between all things.
Objects that have an impression of time and an element of decay such as rust covered metal, deeply tangled roots, abandoned bird nests and other natural found objects regularly find their way into my studio and work. The importance of these found objects stems from their tangible quality and metaphorical ability to represent relationships and complex system structures. These materials become part of visual discussions for ambiguous processes.