Artist Statement

     My art practice explores human dimensions of sustainable living by examining contradictions and absurdities embedded in our current consumer culture. I upcycle found objects, like salvaged wood, newspapers, car parts and beach litter, into art installations expressing visual aspects of climate change. My material choices involve discarded items with their own lifespans, containing stories of human use, interaction and ultimately disposal - the point at which they are incorporated into my practice. I experiment with this detritus through processes of collecting and cataloging to create large scale artworks examining critical narratives that question the sustainability of post-industrial society. I explore notions of “making do," material life cycles, overproduction and accumulation. Through subversion and parody, my artworks comment on human transgressions of both natural and constructed environments.