From a young age, I found interest in the process of man made objects deteriorating and the juxtaposition of the resilience of nature in the same settings.
I grew up in the community of South Chicago seeing the end of the economical power of steel mill era, and grew up in a time were children ran free and explored their neighborhoods and nature.
These experiences filter into my present work were I use found objects, often left in their natural used state and journal my social, political, spiritual, and emotional views into the content or weight of the work.
Re-purposing materials allows me to work more freely in knowing I am not creating waste in using new materials.
Nature in all forms are my first influence and art is my second.