As my work has evolved in method and materiality, the idea of environment remains a central concern. Environment as it relates to humans’ connection with nature and the physical spaces we build for ourselves. The inspiration behind this shift/exploration of assemblage came about in part by an innate desire to arrange personal space and orchestrate commonplace objects; the still life on my kitchen table, refrigerator magnets, mementos on shelves, laundry piled high. Coupled with play, arranging and building with objects begins at a young age as a way of learning and navigating the world in which we live. I use wood blocks, wire, clay beads, and monotypes, held down by gravity or suspended in air to create wall assemblages reminiscent of play in motion. The gallery becomes a space for imagination, allowing for connections with nature to take place through color and shape, the building blocks of cognitive development.

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