Artist Statement Submitted 2017These sculptures are outgrowths of my Renovated Flightless Devices series and play off the forms of tools, toys, boats, and, perhaps, military equipment. The objects take a winding path to completion, evolving from continuously redrawn sketches and traveling through many transformations before being cut apart, reassembled, and reworked. Through this method of construction and reconstruction, I am able to intuitively build and then, at a later time, make necessary changes. The recently completed sculptures pictured here evolved for nearly a decade.
Curious inspection and patient observation reveal previously unseen drawings and room-like interiors, many with small chairs and ladders suggesting previous inhabitation. These things have handles, openings, drawn symbols, and moveable parts, but like the mystery of a ritual object from a broken-down culture, the metaphorical functions are left to the imagination.