Artist Statement

‚ÄčI am attracted to the old fashioned arts of magic, stop-motion animation, and puppetry, and strive to create work based on the same principles: using physical manipulation, illumination, and atmosphere to evoke feelings of enchantment and childlike wonder. I experiment with odd combinations of media such as found objects, wire, tissue paper, stiffened yarn, and LED lights, to create works wherein the impossible becomes possible, and the strange is slowly accepted. My goal is to slow people down before my work, delivering a sacred moment where the velvet curtain is drawn aside, revealing a sneak peek into a wondrous miniature landscape.