My work is an exploration of something deep rooted within me. It is a connection to my lineage, heritage and the harsh desert terrain on which I was raised. It is not an intellectual pursuit but rather an instinctive process. I create a visible history for each piece and through my efforts I am able to connect with and examine my own personal history and spiritual present.
I am motivated, inspired and driven most by the material that I work with. All the wood and paint used in my work is essentially scrap wood and leftover paint from my many years of restoring and painting homes and furniture. I use sheets of acrylic and latex enamel paintskins to create paint sculptures. It is a technique that I have developed and been experimenting with for many years. I also use plywood and stir sticks with paint and wood finishes to build wood sculptures. The titles are the names of actual paint colors found on a stick in each piece, or used in the making of the paintskins in the sculptures. I am expressly interested in the potential that paint and wood have to offer as a medium in sculpture.