My work consists of both small-scale sculptures and larger-scale installations that bear the results of a lifelong interest in the concepts and methodologies of science; anthropology in particular. Responding to experiments I set up in my studio that employ the strategies used by this disciplines, I work to explore the limits of organization and classification as they relate to the production of artwork. My work examines the set of limits created when a particular element is defined in the context of our environment, culture, and language and the structure behind this system of classification. I am particularly inspired by the contrast between the constant flow of exchange between cultural groups and by the taxonomic systems used to define them.

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