Much of my art making celebrates the human proclivity to create sacred places and reverentially store precious objects. I have a fascination with the concept of what is sacred and how it is stored. I am drawn to holy sites and the objects that adorn them, and find makeshift shrines in unlikely places just as compelling as the most meticulously planned and architecturally engineered cathedrals that grace centers of cities. I have an urgency to create containers for issues and concepts I find too burdensome for daily life. As if in the act of putting them away someplace closed, contained, and reverential, God will resolve them for me. These works are my attempts to create dialog about and pose reflections on what not only I, but also humanity, holds sacred, and how we attempt to contain broad issues and concepts that are polarizing and paralyzing to the function of healthy society.
Iconography and Precious little boxes
Burdens of the heart
In honor of loved ones.
Gifts from the Hotei
Veneration of innocence
Endurance in turmoil
Homage to dear friends
Commission to create a family heirloom