How to Wrap Five Eggs, a book about Japanese packaging, influenced my approach to art. I'm intrigued by the simplicity of form and the beauty of humble things found in the traditional crafts of Japan.
I come from a background in drafting and graphic arts and my work takes its initial inspiration from line, which may resolve in a profusion of ways – rhythmic threads of hand twisted text, the contours in the directional fall of horse hair, the outline of a curved piece of metal. Working intuitively, I often twist, wrap, and weave to build on these principles.
I strive to structure all of these elements as a poet arranges words, and to capture an ethereal and serenely quiet aesthetic – one that questions and challenges the viewer in ways of seeing and thinking.