Influenced by graffiti artists and popular culture, my sculptures display layers of wit, sarcasm and melancholy as a tool for my reflection and reasoning of the world around me. The joy of making my work comes through the process of invention. This process begins through the evolution of 2-dimensional paper cut out drawings, steel maquettes and video in order to better understand the dynamics of the work. Interaction and play are important qualities in the act of creating sculpture. Working with materials gives me an opportunity to explore a sense of discontent and how responding to dissatisfaction with humor can shift that sensation from dark and awkward to absurd and exuberant. My creations are an extension of me. My constructed characters become motifs for satirical ridiculousness and insanity, enamored by everyday objects and people.