My work explores ideas, actions, objects and materials, all borrowed from the world. All of the elements that I employ have an inherent meaning. In some cases they may have a history that I reference that may or may not be widely known. I am interested in the potential meaning of a thing or group of things. As a sort of research, I place things within a particular framework or context, grouping and altering the objects and their meanings. This research is open and not limited; it can include a diverse range of ideas, forms and formal qualities, as well as cognitive, perceptual and emotional experiences. With that in mind, I recognize the importance of mindfully utilizing an economy of means in order to effectively communicate with the viewer. Subject matter, mood and medium have the variation inherent to human experience, from humor to melancholy, as well as from traditional formats such as painting and sculpture to performance. Just as these elements vary, my purpose fluctuates. I strive to engage the viewer in a relevant experience that is either cognitive or visceral, often both. In short, my work deals with found and constructed relations that pose questions meant to inspire the viewer to be actively present, which stems from my belief in the capacity of art to present the prospect of an enriched experience to its audience.