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Artist statement

Much of my work is informed by the “Cabinet of Curiosities” phenomenon that reached its peak of popularity in the 17th Century. The term “cabinet” originally described a room, rather than a piece of furniture, that was filled with things of wonder. Objects were arranged according to their owner’s notions of importance, similarity, connectivity and aesthetics.

My own collection upon which most of my art is based is composed of both natural and man-made objects that reflect my particular interests and obsessions. Like early collectors, I am not interested in scientific classification, but rely on my own unique organizational structure.

Key concepts that drive my artistic vision are: experiencing a sense of wonder in all kinds of things; discovering new and extreme examples of natural and manufactured items; experimenting with arranging, re-arranging and classifying things; and making connections between seemingly unlike items.