Artist statement

I utilize clay as a medium to record forgotten, overlooked and obsolete architectural structures. By pressing clay directly onto a building’s surface, I create casts of textures and details. At building sites, I also gather fallen fragments. In my sculptures, I reconfigure and arrange these elements which serve as records of a structure prior to its alteration or demolition. Buildings which are personally or historically significant are particularly compelling for me. I aim to preserve the subtlety of familiar details such as the edge of a window frame, a fissure in a wall, or the pattern of a metal gate.