My artistic mission is to bring greater significance to the seemingly insignificant. I am a “plastician.” I work with plastic waste, detritus, rubbish, fragments of litter, trash, flotsam and jetsam. I work predominantly with plastics. My art supply store is the environment we live in.
My work is inspired and influenced by Gestalt Philosophy, specifically Kurt Koffka’s principle posit,” The whole is other than the sum of its parts”. My “whole” invites the viewer to find increased value and richness in the common and mundane. The world has become plasticized. I rescue this debris from landfills, oceans, beaches and other waterways. I recoup wasted, discarded materials. I re-purpose insignificant items and give them a new purpose. Significance. Beauty. A new vision.
I use a principle of Gestalt Theory called: Functional Fixedness. What use does an object have other than its intended purpose. I manipulate elements to recreate objects of intrigue, conversation and discovery. The most insignificant piece of debris becomes “other than itself”. In return I hope the viewer becomes “other” than them self. I offer the viewer to discover beauty in cast-off items of the insignificant by design, composition, ornamentation, color, form, movement and dynamic juxtaposition of materials.
To arrange a private showing or learn about an upcoming event, please email me using the form to your right.