These works challenge the viewer to reconsider the physical mass of the forests structure from within a vernacular architectural context. Contemporary American cultures interpretation of historic architectural form and function is reinterpreted through its parts at a structural level. The physical and symbolic materialization of wood is explored through the depiction and manipulation of building materials. The basis of my work constitutes a sculptural imposition of structure onto the raw surfaces of organic tree matter and its contextual reversal. Contrasting forms and material presence reveals disjuncture between a trees inherent tubular physicality and the squared dimensions of its material products. Wood transformed is significant to the identity of contemporary American culture as a symbol of its material past and as an indicator of societal continuity.
M.F.A., Sculpture - 2002, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
B.F.A., Sculpture - 1997, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut
Two Person Exhibitions:
2003 The Pump House Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
1997 Taub Hall Gallery, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut.
Select Group Exhibitions:
untitled(space) gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Superstructures
artSPACE@16, Malden, Massachusetts, The Quality of Quantity.
Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, Connecticut, The Craft of Art.
Center for Visual Art + Culture Gallery at Uconn Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut, First Time Out: All Over Again.
The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, New York, Projects ’02.
Noble Horizons, Salisbury, Connecticut
The William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut
Redeeming: Method and Meaning.
2001 The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Gallery, West Rutland, Vermont.