"Found objects are arranged in a style following in the tradition of such artists as Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Balance, composition and texture are integral to my work that explores the redemptive qualities of discarded material. My limited color palette comes from the materials used, such as: aged, dark wood; brass and gold leaf; machine parts; rusted metal; glass and natural elements. Lately, I have been exploring silver tones as well. Ultimately, in contrast to their humble origins, these assemblages transcend the found quality of their individual parts to become shrine-like objects of beauty."