Artist Statement

My work is conceptual with an aim to positively impact specific sectors in society that are affected by human created injustices. I use my art to call out social injustices in the world with the intent of creating a visceral disturbance in the soul that calls out for help.

Creating sculptures out of metal has become my passion. Some would say, obsession. The sense of pleasure and accomplishment I get from finishing one of my sculptures is immeasurable. The burnt fingertips, the seemingly perpetually dirty hands, cuts and bruises that mark the plane of my skin are small prices to pay. In my view, metal is such a versatile and forgiving material to work with. With heat, pressure or a simple hammer, one can alter metal and coerce it into almost any shape.

Drafting and designing have become such integral parts of my process and daily routine. With each step requiring the use of new tools and fabrication of dies, at times I feel more like an engineer than a sculptor. The technical part of my art is nearly as important as the emotional and aesthetic part.

My work has been inspired by many facets and cultural experiences in my life. In recent work, it has lately been Asian culture that I draw from. My sculptures are contemporary, containing elements of industrial design, and employing both iron working and blacksmith techniques.