Things I've saved
This body of work is centered around the collection and reworking of process materials and studio scraps as a means of examining my habit of saving things because of their potential; I’m interested in how we assign value to the objects we keep or desire, and how value judgments get made during the artistic process. No scrap is too small, no use is off limits in this series. Underscoring the work is a fear or anxiety of missing out on the opportunity of a material, and an obsessive desire to give purpose to my hoarding and saving of materials for potential future projects. This studio practice and these compositions echo my collection and documentation of natural objects found while exploring my local environments; my recent move to British Columbia has shifted this practice a great deal as I am inspired by new landscapes and coastlines. This is an ongoing series with more work, particularly larger scale pieces, underway.