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By first dismantling the constructs and materials of our society, a platform for cultural revitalization is created.  The remaining fragmented rubble is then reconfigured and rebuilt.  These new forms become a collaged remix of our culture and a motion toward the future.

The progress of humanity is reliant on the unknown.  We value our ignorance of the future and constantly search to simultaneously define both the present and our potential.

In order to define our cultural principles, I treat materials scientifically.  Dissection involves disassembling something and observing its internal structure as well as how it functions in relation to other things. A large part of my work involves dissecting information. Preexisting cassettes, videos, digital recordings, films, books, poems, photographs and drawings are all subject to manipulation.  These materials are broken apart and sometimes become devoid of their original intentions and meanings.  The fragments are reassembled into new vessels of information that explore the logic of the remix and its cultural benefits.

My more formal work addresses architecture and our built environment. Architecture often reflects the needs of a society and explains its way of life. I use scrap architectural material and demolish its original form.  With its structural integrity compromised I still continued to build with it.  Through this process, I explore unconventional building methods and the limitations of materials.

Historically, from metal casting to the readymade, sculpture has involved destroying the physical structural integrity of a material or its constructed meaning and reconfiguring it into something new.  In my work, materials range from wood and steel to sound and video.  The constructed meanings as well as the structural components of the materials are manipulated and subjected to a process of reappropriation.  The fragmented materials are reconfigured into new forms that define contemporary society as well as formulate a path for its future.

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