"My work is in large part comparable to play, an intuitive action and dialogue with the material spectrum of the world. For me searching and collecting materials is a means for sketching out ideas, a way to contemplate and to immerse myself in the materials. In the beginning I concentrate on the physical work, I think with my hands. At some point, when the work process begins to guide itself along, I begin to gather the loose threads of my thoughts together, parsing words together to form sentences.
Our modern life has become detached from its roots and material resources; we don't see the beginning or the ending of things, only something in between. Creating art plays a role as I attempt to grasp those foundations and to perceive the fuller arc of things and as I try to learn to attach myself to the place and time in which I live."