Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1996
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1993
By distilling situations and events to elemental forms and attenuating the signs by which we readily register meaning, these works function as documents of quiet and fleeting moments of sensorial experience. They attempt to open up a contemplative space for the viewer in which the moment between observation and conceptualization can be suspended, if only briefly, and understood corporeally, unencumbered by immediate notions of meaning. Moreover, the references to my personal history inherent in some of my works, more than pointing to the biographical, seek to provide context for questions of visual perception. To explore how the interplay between self and place is constituted, and how the filters we accumulate as we move from place to place affect our perception of things.