My sculptures hover between mundane, recognizable objects and mysterious abstracted forms that reference the body’s fragility and tenuousness. My recent work combines common household items, found objects and hand-built forms. Some have handles and imply function, but these are elegies to and celebrations of once useful, but discarded objects, subject to the effects of time. Humor and gravity, weight and levity, amusement and confusion, often coexist in my sculptures. I directly manipulate my materials, using simple hand tools, which allows me to create intimate and closely observed surfaces and forms that have life.