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Artist Statement

I was a found object.  I have no history beyond my own memory.  I can claim no family tree, land or traditions as my own.  The objects and marks I craft encapsulate this persistent otherness.  I am drawn to habitats, used materials and transformative processes - the junctures where culture, nature and experience combine as a means of charging identity and place.  My work explores the resilience and residues of things found on the verge, the places in between.  I pull apart, edit and reconstruct what I find, collaborating with the materials.  In the process I construct my own history.