about the artist
Pamina at Work

Artist's Statement

I am interested in certain dichotomies: strength/vulnerability, protection/confinement, and freedom/need and the way we find our point of balance between them--if, in fact, we do. My work often explores these dualities with respect to language and how we learn. I am curious about the way language and its subtext influences our values. The ideas are loosely based on writings of twentieth-century psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and his discussions of language and desire. He states that "the function of language is not to inform, but to evoke," which, for me, holds true for sculpture as well.