Tell us a little bit about your process; working with found objects as you often do, which usually comes first, the concept behind the piece or the found object?
Most of the time, the concept comes first. It’s always a challenge for me to find the right objects to start with—I have an image in my head of the piece, and the confidence that it exists somewhere—but then I have to locate it with as little compromise to my vision as possible. This requires a whole lot of searching through yard sales, craigslist posts, and junk shops. The process of searching for that perfect object also serves as brainstorming for future projects; I am constantly inspired by odd piles and strange arrangements of stuff.