I have always been a person lost in thought. As a child I would sit in the woods and think about who I was going to be as an adult. I wondered what kind of man I would be, if i would have a wife, children, where I would live, what kind of influence I would have on people around me, and if I would be doing what I was designed to do. As i sat in the woods I would listen to the wind trying to hear the rhythms and story of life. I tried to capture what I was hearing. I wanted to share what I saw and heard in those moments and the future ones to come.
The experiences and ideas that I was having as a child shaped my personality and who I was growing into. I wanted to share the emotion and perspective. I was exploring my form of expression trying to find the best way to share my ideas. I have grown to need my time creating as a sort of therapy. I have experienced some very interesting and hard things in life that have been expressed in my work. I am constantly struggling with the dichotomy of my ideals and reality reigning control over my direction. These pieces that I have created show my struggle to find meaning in the friction of the two opposing views.
Creating my forms is a process that I have learned to streamline over the time of practice and repetition. I take an idea or emotion and allow my mind to dwell in that place until it creates a form or shape in my mind. I transfer that onto paper to create a design that I am able to use as a template. I have a book full of designs that I draw my work from. Many of my pieces are a dichotomy of emotion or ideas that give a sort of friction or tension.
I have been on a journey in my creative process to expand my form and the materials that I use. I want to be creating a new piece every time I create. I do not want any of my pieces to be copies or the same as the last. Each piece I try to design with different materials and combination of ideas so that they are new to me and others. I hope you enjoy what you see. Please comment and sign my guest book so I have feedback.