Imagine a one hundred pound girl slicing full tree trunks with a chainsaw. As a wood sculptor and installation artist I’ve embraced this “small girl, big art” identity that I’ve stepped into. I enjoy building projects that others deem impossible. By working on a large scale, my pieces become experiences, and spaces begin to be altered.
Most often my work utilizes the circle, forever flowing, with no beginning or end. When grouped together, this form alludes to themes of identity; for example, the rings of a tree and similarly those which we find on our fingers. Exploring elements in the world around us, helps depict similarities and differences in human and natural life.
Ideas of unity surface when small materials are amassed, repeated, and transformed to construct a larger cohesive whole. This theme is supported in a process entitled puzzling which sees cut up tree rings arranged together to create new pieces of art. Circles linked together like a chain also speak to this same subject. Exploration continues further when working collaboratively, as individuals become united in a single effort. By sharing my process, others can be introduced to the calming, joyous, and positive feelings I associate with creating.