I have been working in Public Art in the Phoenix area since 2005. I have completed many different large-scale, outdoor projects, including ones for Valley Metro Light Rail, City of Phoenix, and the City of Avondale. In my public artwork, I have primarily worked with hand made ceramic tile, metal, stone, and concrete. I have also had the opportunity to work on private commissions for local businesses and families. I enjoy being able to make artwork that is site specific and integrated into the community for the general public to see.
The materials that I use greatly influence the content of my work. I am drawn to many different items and enjoy exploring the unique characteristics of each. I use the plethora of collected materials I have and create an organizational system to construct and design within. I am not necessarily obedient to an object's intended use, and often find that when the boundaries are pushed, the best creations occur. As a result I consider myself a mixed media artist, first investigating the “stuff” that art can be made from, then examining many concepts and processes that lead to the completion of my ideas.
Over the past 20 years I have created three year long projects in 2000, 2010, and currently 2020. There is a long history of artists who have created art in the disciplined process of making one piece or doing one thing or action each day of the year. I became interested in this process as the year 2000 approached. In December of 1999, I became very captivated with the changing of the millennium, and the historical context of being alive to witness the changing of the millennium. And thus began my year long projects each decade.