As a photographer I first became interested in making sculpture as a way to move my images into three dimensions. From there the natural progression involved finding beauty and intensity in objects beyond their original purpose. The work is emotionally, rather than intellectually, inspired. Much of it has been influenced by recent wars. The assemblages are fragmented narratives illustrating the frailty of recollection. They are incongruous: mixing scale, texture, natural and manmade elements that have exceeded their useful life and progressed to another state. I create an imaginary world made of objects left behind and of creatures that are no longer with us. Influences come from several artists and their media, including the incredible Butoh troupe Sankai Juku, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison who photograph the surreal environments they create, and the animated films of the Quay brothers.