Recurring images of furniture and various utilitarian objects are symbols and signs from my own personal vocabulary of memories used to create visual narratives on wood or paper. Small mise en scènes portrayed by miniature tables and chairs depict the tension and drama that lies underneath family life. These works are storyboard like scenes of family stories told with furniture in different modes and positions representing the actors.

Work such as the interactive sculpture The Archetypal Game Table, The LA River Table and the installation “Who Are You” are constructs - part theater, part gameboard - that play with notions of self-identification and dialogue, using art as a framing device.

The art begins the conversation; the mind of the viewer completes it. Conversation both private and public is an exchange - an attempt by the individual to integrate or reconcile with others in the community. To converse is to identify one’s self in relation to another person or idea. Art becomes a tool for investigating the structures of social interaction.

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