living or imaginary. For me, art is as necessary as eating and sleeping. I need
art to tell me who I am and how I feel about things.
When attempting to make art I usually don’t start with an image in mind. I just
start to gather materials such as: wood, paper, cloth, canvas and various found
objects. I cut out the wood with a jigsaw, tear up pieces of paper and staple
and them together, depending on what materials I havechosento work with. I
sometimes use coat hangers as armatures to create seven-foot creatures, usually
ladies, and cover them withpapermÌ¢chÌ©. A person might say that I am
process-oriented. My ideas formulate themselves during the process of working.
As I work, I am influenced by things that are going on around me. It could be a
car driving down the street or someone walking their dog. It is often events on
TV or articles in newspapers that inspire me. A theme running through my work is
that everything around us is in a state of flux. The only constant in life ischange.