Since 1995 I've been working with toothpicks in my sculptures. I use references from string theory, cosmic fractals, orbital planetary paths and platonic solids to design and build my sculptures.
The artists who have influenced me the most are Andy Goldsworthy, Tara Donovan, Dale Chihuly and Theo Jansen though I'm always finding new reasons to be inspired everyday. I'm interested in construction and deconstruction of sculpture in nature and like the idea of my work slowly disintegrating into nature and becoming weather worn over time.
Currently my sculptures are made to be suspended from the ceiling or connected to the walls with light filtering through them and casting long distorted shadows all around. They look really fragile but are sturdier than you would think and have been known to bounce on occasion, though I would rather they didn't do that so often! I use high temp hot glue which provides a strong bond to the wooden toothpicks and has a life of twenty years or more.
I hope you enjoy looking at my work and if you have any questions or wish to purchase a sculpture or commission an installation please contact me.