Throughout my life I have been a collector and a hoarder. I am constantly reorganizing and cataloging my collections and creating shrines with the objects that I find. I think that this is a part of my artistic process and inspires the materials I use. Being surrounded by these objects keeps me surrounded by my art both physically and emotionally.
Since 2007, I have creating an ongoing installation in a room in my home. The space has turned into a large-scale shrine made up of 1000’s of found objects. Some of the objects end up in my work and all of them serve as inspiration. Being surrounded by my shrines keeps me surrounded by my art both physically and emotionally. I think of this room as my “Eden”. It is my sanctuary and serves as a means to preserve perceived memory. It enmeshes different artistic disciplines in a memory-based, magical realism scaffolded by nostalgia.