Artist's Statement:

With my sculpture I investigate the concept of inventions that are self-centered, or independent of outside force or influence.  The sculptures are mechanisms and systems that are invented only to hold themselves up; to compensate for the complications created by their own existence. They function as self-resolving problems. The piece alone represents the need and the resolution.

My sculptures exist in the area where physics and art coincide. It is possible to consider all of my work experiments with tension, friction, gravity, and the need to find equilibrium. At the same time, it is also possible to view the pieces as metaphors for human perseverance. Every piece represents a struggle in an attempt just to maintain position.