Coming from an agricultural background (my father planted and harvested cotton and soybeans), I am inspired by the intricacies and implications of farm machinery.
Firsthand observation of the equipment initially informs a mixed media drawing, determining the main form that will anchor the composition. I then exaggerate, combine, or omit elements during the design process.
As the piece develops, it begins to take on its own identity, telling me exactly what it needs. The resulting work is the possibility of the impossible: the playfulness of unyielding steel.