"In every scrap pile, I find something unique or interesting I want to incorporate, so the dynamics of the sculpture are always changing. I can't plan too much. I've got to be open to letting the materials go where they will."
“If you slow down how you see things to where you’re almost in a meditative state, then you can find inspiration in anything. You can look at things differently as if you’re seeing them for the first time. There’s inspiration in that slowed-down space.”
“When protecting nature isn’t at the forefront of our minds, we don’t notice some of the negative things that we’re doing to our planet. I think a better alternative would be to reverse that trend. We all need to get outside more and make connections.”
“If all the people who call themselves travel writers on a business card or on a website actually were churning out the amount of content one would need to churn out to make it a viable living, we would be smothered by reams of horrendously boring bullshit.”
“My technique has been evolving and continues to evolve. I find pastel fascinating. I love the contradiction between the common use of the word pastel to mean pale and washed out colors, and then the way I use pastel, which is big, bold, and vibrant colors.”
“Nobody talks about breastfeeding either. For some people, it’s horrific. It shouldn’t hurt if things are going well, but there’s that trial by fire period at the beginning and it’s going to hurt like a motherfucker.”
“What we believe is shaped by who we know (our social networks). What we see is shaped by where the roads and sidewalks go (transportation networks). Whether we will get the flu this season is shaped by both of these at the same time. Networks are inescapable.”