A strong blue collar background influences my particular attention to function, repair, and maintenance. As I disassemble my objects, I study their parts and how they work. I get a sense of the interrelationships between dissimilar items, and I play with ways of combining distinct parts with opposing objects. I create a sensible appearance out of a set of incoherent sensibilities, and I manipulate the inherent stories contained within these familiar objects to re-contextualize them into something foreign.
I imagine the personalities contained within the objects I collect, and I think about the functions they perform the best. By tempting the viewer an interaction, I intensify our impulse to operate objects for their intended purposes. However, by opposing natural functions, I challenge the associations we have with everyday items. While still referencing their origins, new personalities develop within familiar objects, and interwoven relationships are established between unrelated items.