Installation view of work at the Roger Williams Botanical Center

Sculpture in Botanical Garden

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

In Paul Valery's words, "to see is to forget the name of the thing one sees".

My work translates forms into a language of metaphoric associations. It hints at meanings without using literal descriptions. Objects are the visual sounds of this language. When placed together these words form a sentence, a poem, and a kind of narrative with its own internal logic. The pieces look like . . . feel like . . . sound like . . . but cannot be consciously identified or named. With this work I am striving for a sense of unnameable familiarity.