"As Within, So Without"
September 7 - October 29, 2019
Redbud West Gallery
Saturday, September 7, 2019
6pm to 9pm
"The idea of taking what was considered junk, refuse, or outdated, and transforming those items into works of emotional response can only be described as a life-long obsession. As a self-taught artist, my work has evolved as I explore more complex creations and telling of parables / history.
I find inspiration in the objects around me. When something specific is necessary – it often arrives. It is as if the items themselves seek to be reborn and be revalued once more. There is a price that exists in a culture of obsoletion to take something discarded and re-envision what it could be or mean. I think of myself as an alchemist – transforming discarded items into art forms that have deeper meanings, new spirit, and endowing them with rediscovered appreciation. I apply this method to almost everything I do creatively as I am autodidactic and love to explore many processes / material combinations.
Finding order from the chaos of unrelated items for sculpture, painting, design, and assemblage is a constant challenge for me. These creations are really my attempt to tell the allegory of the soul. I prefer hearing the interpretations of others and what they see, rather than dictate what that should be. Born in Houston, and now living in Galveston, I wake up every day excited that I can create meaning from objects that have none."