The male bower bird looks to his immediate surroundings to scavenge colorful objects and everyday detritus for an eclectic display that serves the sole purpose of attracting a suitable mate. He steals fragments from the world around him that were once rendered temporarily useless or forgotten: bits of aluminum foil, a teal plastic thimble, a brass key tossed onto a picnic blanket, velvety orange berries. He flies them back to his bower to decisively rearrange and compose them according to a unique plan that diagrams a new, vital, and active site. A stage set to court a theater of survival, of procreation, a collection, a construction for recollecting. A disappointment and yet fully a necessary means of negotiation. Vulnerable and hopeful, a language dislocates meaning, delivering a space of potential communication.
Solo exhibitions: Ping Pong Gallery, SF, CA 2009; High Energy Constructs, LA, CA 2007, 2008; The Harwood Art Center, ABQ, NM 2008; Rowland Contemporary Chi, IL 2007; as well as various group exhibitions nationally. MFA, The Milton Avery Graduate School of Fine Arts at Bard College, 2005; BFA, The Cleveland Institute of Art, 2001.