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From Dust to Life Series

Sculptures that connect to self-reflection, nature & nostalgia

Recently, I've been growing body of work in sculpture in pottery, public art and "readymades". These pieces derive from garbage, found objects and nature, combining them with materials that speak to me and feel almost uncomfortable. I seek the thrill of finding a perfect object, then sit to re-imagine it by questioning why I was attracted to it and what it can become. I find the discomfort of "not knowing" what to do, but trust an idea will come feeds my creativity. I use reflective materials as a common thread to link my ideas together to bring cohesiveness so I can feel free when I find something new. These objects interact with the viewer, tell a story and seem precarious and precious.


I’m influenced by other female installation and public art artists such as Geneviève Cadieux, Janet Cardiff, Kiki Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Kruger, Guerrilla Girls and Mandy Cano Villalobos for their tenacity, strength in messaging and bravery.

In this series of sculptures “From Dust to Life”, I use found objects and combine them with natural and synthetic floral elements, then bring cohesion through reflective paint. Playing with the theme of ephemerality, decay, new growth and rebirth, I ask the viewer to self-reflect. From the ancient Roman poem etched in pottery, to the funerary urn found in the forest and the cast of a mother with her children in tow, these objects remind us that our time on this earth is finite, yet rich and beautiful. 

From Dust to Life Series

"This will pass: From Dust to Life Series", Found plaster sculpture & flowers, 3 feet, 2022

"Precious gift: From Dust to Life Series", Hand-built pottery, ancient Roman poem, found nest, flower, 14"X13"X5", 2022

"Life finds a way: From Dust to Life Series", Found Urn,  flowers, ashes, 17inch, 2022

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