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Artist Statement: Trained as an architect and fascinated by adjacent topographies, I make low relief wall constructions that scramble spatial and material distinctions between painting, sculpture and urban design. Collectively titled ‘Aggrandize Grids’, my constructions honor their humble material of junk mail, made pliable with a paper mache-like paste of artist gesso.

I cut the pastel into pieces that assemble into grids, folding, rolling and attaching porcelain, plaster, steel and 24k gold leaf using makeshift methods invented on the fly. I also paint the back of the grids with fluorescent paint to bounce color from the wall and accentuate the shadow play. My work reveals how materials repel and merge, ooze and crack, develop patinas and shift over time, reflecting the complexity and fragility of existence in hybrid form.