My recent installations—a life-size swing set, camp site, and tree house—employ the cultural associations of porcelain to invoke a range of conflicting responses.
In representing familiar childhood experiences, I seek to question the nature of nostalgia and the in/authenticity of memory. Occupying both social and solitary space, my sculpture is simultaneously monument and souvenir—a mnemonic device that awakens feelings of loss and longing.
For me, the act of casting is a symbolic gesture; it freezes a moment in time, recording and preserving forms and events that are impossible to relive. My work implicates the viewer as a participant, reflecting back the personal histories, desires, and anxieties brought to it.