I have explored totemic images and found-object art spurred by a fascination with magic and symbol, with sacred ritual and with "primitive" art. Most of these pieces are small, made of things that I have collected, drawn by some resonance for form or color or reference to another identity. They also utilize objects I have fashioned or manipulated. The act of collecting, whatever the reason, becomes its own ritual and I may live with objects for many years until they find their way into a sculpture.
The Box form, like the medieval reliquary, honors, sequesters, elevates the ordinary. For most of these Box Works there is a quality of being sacred, remote, antiquated or exotic. In sheltering objects within the containing form they become more mysterious and precious. In implying a resonance between juxtaposed objects they become transformed.
There is a narrative for my own interpretation as I work through making them but I recognize each viewer will find their own meaning in them.