Ringed Tower, Ceramic Assemblage on Steel Armature, 96 x 18 x 24 in., 2013
Every culture creates their own totems to represent their values—aesthetic, spiritual, wealth, familial. Totems mark our passing. My totems express the universal rather than culture specific, bringing contemporary aesthetics to long valued structures. While using symbols common to many societies, my totems—as sculpture—are meant to have no culture specific iconography, yet a form that all cultures can recognize and reflect on.
I became interested in anthropology to explore the universals across human societies, including imagery, icons, and symbols.