For me, art making is a deeply personal activity, and often the process of making the objects takes over before any specific meaning is revealed. I like making things, and things usually come together in a formal sense first.  I select images and elements for my sculptures that are symbolic and multifaceted. Putting elements together, I strive for the same sort of compactness and clarity that poetry often delivers.  The meaning becomes an allegory or metaphor, or even a pun.  I’m looking for a visual experience that is satisfying to me and unfolds with the making.  In showing these sculptures and collages I’m content to present the art object as a riddle or paradox for the viewer to unravel, and find their own meaning.