Like many artists, I have always made stuff. My geographic wanderings include growing up in Hawaii, going to college in Oregon, and moving to New York City in the 80s, where I co-founded and co-directed a company called BalletWorks. It was in New York where I really came of age as an artist, working first with music, sound, and the human body as a choreographer, then with material objects as a visual artist and, with Field Trip Collective, using music and process to create sculptures in performance. I now live and work in western Massachusetts where I make sculpture, including public art.

My work reflects my fascination with materials and the visual power of the cumulative. If an object draws my attention, the idea of thousands of that same object pulls me like a force of nature. If you have ever been surfing and caught a wave, you have glimpsed what I feel when I conceive a piece.

My experiences of culture from the Pacific to the Atlantic, from looking like “a local” to having my citizenship questioned, from being a loner to finding my community have informed my work. The work itself comments on the collision and blending of cultures, conflicting cultural symbols, and the hubris of humans.

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