I first began constructing clouds out of distressed industrial materials in 2005 as part of a collaboration with video and photographic artist, Thom Heileson. Cutting the cloud shapes reminded me of my earlier clay carving work, and freeing myself from the context of clay was liberating. I became familiar with the local salvage yards and procured some of my art supplies directly from the “waste stream.” I was drawn to materials that had a particular look and feel. I also began experimenting with motorized kinetic works during this period.
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