My sculptures all have a common theme of being based on modernist architecture. Another way I like to think about this is the idea of creating modern, abstract, sculptures that could be buildings through referencing and looking to modernist architecture. I construct my sculptures with the mindset of creating something architectural but also allowing a lot of freedom for myself which, in turn, I am able to come up with very original building/structural ideas. These pieces may seem like impossible forms to “recreate” as a building but, that’s the point of my artwork. In my practice, I enjoy working with found materials because it allows me to experiment and explore new textures. I will place an emphasis on texture in most of my work and will use these unexpected materials to visualize a building with these materials/textures as the facade. In many of the pieces I create, I use elements that contrast each other. These contrasting elements create a very graphic and bold quality in my artwork. I use geometric and organic shapes, complexity and simplicity, as well as my color palette, often using black and white. 
Accent 
2019
Foam core, tape, Sculptamold, paint
W19” x H30” x D18”
I was focusing on color, balance, and texture for this piece. I gave it the title, ‘Accent’ because of my subtle use of color. Finding the balance in this piece was tricky since the material ‘Sculptamold’ is rather heavy. I envision this piece being a much larger structure such as, something that people could walk through in a park.
Connections
2019
Resin, PVC pipes, Super Glue
W8” x H16” x D15”
Thinking about the use of repetition for this piece, I created a plaster mold with a silicone coating to cast white resin inside of. I made two unique shapes for the mold out of ‘Monster Clay’. After casting these two shapes, I had to figure out how to connect them. I decided to connect them by drilling into the castings, creating a hole the size of the PVC pipes I used and putting the PVC pipes into the holes. I titled it ‘Connections’ because it places an emphasis on how the individual pieces are connected, and how they work together. 
Convoluted Path
2019
Found street tape, staples
W15” x H30” x D15”
This piece uses a very unique material that I have never seen used before. It is made of street tape, it had made up the lines for the road temporarily while they were doing construction on the road. When the construction workers had to paint on the permanent, new road lines, they peeled up the temporary street tape lines and set it on the side of the road. As I drove by I saw the street tape and knew it could make a unique sculpture, so I took it home and cleaned it off. I wanted to create a piece that went with the flow of the material. I worked with the material, took note of what it wanted to do, observed the different textures, and came up with this hanging organic composition. 
Deception
2019
Spray foam, spray paint, hot glue
W12” x H17” x D15”
A while back I had made a piece using spray foam. It was big, fluffy clouds that resembled spray foam. I was not thrilled with the outcome of this piece so I decided to make a new one, becoming the piece ‘Deception’. I took the dried spray foam clouds and cut 3-dimensional triangles from the masses. I reassembled the triangles of spray foam into three different clusters, spray painted them black with a touch of silver. The clusters looked heavy, almost rock-like, but in reality, they were very light, hence the given title. In this piece, I was focusing on texture and color.
Deflection
2020
Re-used mirrored tiles, illustration board, Quick Dry Tacky Glue
W10” x H17” x D11"
I had found mirrored tiles, originally from the 1930s,  that comprise this piece in sheets and thought it was very interesting how the tiles deflected the light, acting like a disco ball. Therefore, since this piece works really well with light, I saw a skyscraper within this piece. The windows of skyscrapers reflect the light, its surroundings, and the sky. Since all of my pieces tend to look architectural, I imagined this piece being a futuristic skyscraper, despite the original material being vintage. 
Eroded
2020
Plaster, acrylic paint
W17” x  H20” x D10”
For this piece, I observed a natural phenomenon for my application to the Rhode Island School of Design. As a response to their prompt, I sculpted my own version of erosion by observing sediment. The process was laborious as the piece started out as a rough and heavy 20-inch tall piece of solid plaster that I had to sand down to get one side smooth enough to paint. 
Fractures
2019
Reused acetate sheets, hot glue
W10” x H20” x D8”
For this piece, I wanted to use an uncommon sculpture material, I found acetate sheets, that had been previously owned, from an art supplies thrift store. I had a limited amount of sheets to work with, so I needed to think of a way to achieve scale but also had visual detail. I decided to have the base be an open triangular form mimicking the triangles covering the base. I was focused on creating a sculpture that could also be interpreted architecturally. The transparent facets play with light and create interesting reflections and shadows. 
On A Grid
2019
Reused plastic mesh, white paper, black paint
W8” x H16” x D11”
For this piece, I found plastic mesh sheets that had been previously owned, again from the art supplies thrift store. I wanted to create a graphic and bold piece. I painted the mesh black and cut out distinct white shapes. I was focusing on making a sculpture that could become an architectural model.
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