artist statement

It is impossible not to encounter sculptural forms either in the natural or manmade reality we live in. As we come into the world and first open our eyes we look upon these sculptures with curiosity and excitement. However as time goes by our brains learn to filter out much of what we once held in awe. Our brains fill in what we “see” based on a quick glance and a previous observation from the past. As a sculptural artist my challenge is to remove these filters that our brains have developed and reintroduce elements to allow the viewer to see as a newborn once again.

I search for elegant and simple forms that grace our daily lives but have lost their original purpose. My work focuses on reclaiming and recombining these forgotten items to create one of a kind, original sculpture. My goal with Rusty Noodle Studios is to lighten the heart through subtle humorous suggestions or relatable human moments. With a previous background in dance I work toward a suggestion of movement that perhaps will capture a precise outburst of excitement, reveal challenging awkwardness or instill extreme relaxation.