My work is that of new life and redefinition of function. I take second-hand items and look at them not as they were but for what they can become. I like working with the irregular. Using form to dictate function.
When I look for a furniture piece, I look for something that I connect with; something with history and a story. In many ways I like to think that the piece chooses me and tells me what new life form it will take. I am simply the executor.
I do what I do because it brings me peace. It is truly the physical form of what lies within me. My art is my language. When people see my work I like for it to draw them in, allowing them to appreciate its previous form while accepting its new function.
I have always been artistic, expressing myself through different media – drawing, painting and sculpting. The emergence of my artistic expression through furniture surfaced as a means to fill my 800 sq.ft. apartment. Sourcing second-hand/thrifted items and redesigning them was the solution to turning my space into a gem on a budget. This solution has now led me on my journey.