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I work in metal because I find it seductive. It moves, flows, stretches, and compresses as it responds to hands and tools. My work is a conversation; I make my points, and the metal responds. Because our roles are sometimes reversed, I must also listen. The material limitations and allowances of metal inform the final forms in my work; I am interested in highlighting and drawing attention to the role that materiality plays in making.


My work embodies the relationship between process and product. I believe the unrefined nature of my current work speaks more strongly to process, material, and curiosity than a pristine surface could offer. I am interested in narratives of function, history, and utility. Through thickening, stretching, elongating, and skewing expectations of traditional formats, I aim to develop new forms which teeter on the boundary between familiar and strange and point to reimagined functions, occasions, and methods of use.


William Morris famously advised “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” I know and believe that my work is both…and neither.

I grew up in the Hudson Valley in Kingston, New York. I Received my BFA in Metals from the State University of New York at New Paltz in May 2013, and my MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.