Once, I saw a bee drown in honey and I understood.
video accompanies installation
they were once
video accompanies installation and live performance
Beneath the weight
Beneath the Weight. 2016. Hand formed copper. 36x1x48 in.
"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living." - Jonathan Safran Foer
Abeyance. 2015. Cast glass, wood, steel, paper, found objects. 144x36x84 in.
Remnants. 2016. Kiln slumped glass, paper. 144x1x48 in.
"324" is a three room installation exploring the degradation of traumatic memories after the employment of coping mechanisms. The installation illustrates narratives present in my childhood through the objects of sentiment I relate to them.
kiln cast glass floor boards
hot worked glass mason jars
cast glass worry stones
As we age we leave pieces of ourselves behind.
Endurance. 2013. Kiln cast glass, wood. 31x18x17 in.
The way an object is worn can tell you about where it came from and the person who used it. Unlike that of objects, a human’s story of endurance isn’t always easily seen. Our strength isn’t solely determined by our exterior build, but rather comes from the pasts we carry within ourselves. I believe in intuition and the inheritance of a collective knowledge that predates our own personal existences. It is in that inherited knowledge that we find the strength to persevere through seemingly impossible situations. It is there that we find comfort to continue on though we’ve lost everything. It inspires empathy and drives us to help those around us who are also carrying the weight of history within their souls.