Region: Pacific Coast
City / State: Cerritos, CA
In much of my work, I investigate the complex ways social environments shape us, often referencing issues within a community context with an eye to social and urban sustainability. My works are environmental interventions that consist of materials scavenged from the street and reconstructed in sculptural installations that evoke the impromptu networks that emerge within a city. Addressing issues of economy, material use, and value, my process confronts decision-making with acknowledgment of the nature of each material. Adopting a subject less for its form than as a kind of strategy, I decompose it and selectively reassemble and isolate its parts as disparate materials to articulate a precise formal language that speaks to our collective experiences and the complex interactions therein.