My sculptures and installations often explore physical forces, simple machines, mechanical advantage, weights and measures, or scientific principles. I am currently creating sculptural objects that influence the way weight or mass may be implied or perceived by experimenting with form, surface, scale, and context. Recently, I have been appropriating historical design elements from scientific and industrial glass objects as a Post-Industrial reverence for traditional hand-craft and a point of entry to my content. My objects and installations serve an inquiry into prime numbers, chemistry, and the scientific method. I often employ subtlety and nuance to create seductive objects and elicit conceptual content, while actively embedding myself in the material’s history.
Currently, my body of glass is established through repetition of form and design elements. While the breadth of work continues to expand, materiality is a carefully considered element, and the process by which an object is created enhances the inherent material properties. I often utilize reactive metallic elements and colorways to reveal the chemistry through which my work is formed, and to harness the transmutative capability of glass to reference and simulate other materials. My body of work also heavily relies on articulating architectural space through collection, composition, and construction.