Artist Statement

 

 

I use my body as a conduit for my mind to create confidence. Football is the perfect medium.

Challenging, rewarding, terrifying; this game is a microcosm of life. There are ups and downs, factors that you can and cannot control. You learn how to work with others intuitively, understanding your role on the team. The game is both mentally and physically strenuous, creating opportunities to learn from your mistakes. The relationships forged in this sport prove to be life-long friendships.

For these reasons I am drawn to glass as a medium.  

The relationships I have cultivated and the material itself is where I draw most of my inspiration. I am heavily interested in emotions and the parallelism to color. My palate is very primary based, as I recall colors of profession sports teams, toys, and cartoons. In this way, I make vessels, lighting, and sculpture that attempt to bridge gaps between concept, design, and function.