Elizabeth Erlewine, the director and head curator at Purdue Galleries invited me to West Lafayette Indiana to display my work at Purdue University. My exhibition titled 'Viewfinder' is scheduled in coordination with current Purdue programing involving the text 'Station Eleven' by Emilt St. John Mandel, and a performance from Purdue Convocations of 'World Without Us' by the Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed.
Exploration and discovery are central to everything I make. 'Viewfinder' is a reference to both the act of discovering a place and framing a composition. I create sculptures and drawings almost entirely from my imagination. Each starts as a sketch of a scene and a narrative develops as I flesh out the the details and objects. Combining drawings and sculptures results in a collision of textures, facades, and surfaces. This collection showcases my drawings as traditional print media and their transition into sculptural works. Recently, I have introduced color and organic forms such as flowers, plants and bones giving the uninhabited worlds a sense of history. These details and small objects serve as artifacts of my invented worlds, each creating a new phrase in an expanding visual library.