Artist’s Statement

My work evokes nostalgia for the present.  I create highly edited artifacts of contemporary culture, displaying the shiniest and most precious reflection possible.  My work is unabashedly escapist, hinting at some simple, childish perfection just around the corner.

I use bright colors and simple, iconic shapes to evoke joy and ease; I use balance, symmetry and clean construction to evoke order and security; I use warm, natural, tactile materials, such as fabric, paper and wood, to create inviting and desirable forms.  Each piece calls out to be touched, cherished and kept, while simultaneously demanding that it be preserved in its original, immaculate form.   My work plays on the tension between our childish desire to play and learn, and our adult, consumerist desire to collect and admire.