I have been collecting stray bits and pieces of interesting objects for years. Not having anything in particular to 
do with them, they just lived with me. I have now started to give these stray objects a home and I called them Foundlings. With artificial mechanisms, parts of unknown objects and natural elements, they speak of some unknown purpose or history. Each with its own kind of suggestive dialog.

I take a very methodical approach to creating my assemblages. Found objects are arranged in a formal style following in the tradition of such artists as Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson. Balance, composition and texture are integral elements of my work that act as a means to explore 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. Ultimately, in contrast to their humble origins, these assemblages transcend the found quality of their individual parts to become shrine-like objects of beauty.