Artist Statement Submitted 2015My artistic directions is focused on creating art for public spaces. For me, the attraction lies in the aesthetic challenge of responding to the project boundaries while creating art that is both conceptually and visually successful.
Place is established through iconic landmarks which are influenced by the community, history, and the surrounding landscape. I use lighting to establish mood, as navigational markers, and present interactive element for pedestrian enjoyment.
Aesthetically, I am interested in the physicality of shapes and the phenomena of light. Much of my work has been an exploration of the relationships between steel forms, light, and landscape.
My goal is to create works that extend out & beyond physical boundaries into the surrounding area through projected, reflected, and environmental light. I often use words, images, and maps to perforate the forms, provide context, and to serve as windows for illumination and shadow.