With these visually complex, sometimes compacted, sometimes expansive works, I strive for a different kind of communication where a poetic dynamic is felt before the content is understood. It becomes two fold. In some works, the bending and almost lyrical tire forms I couple with needlepoint stitches in the shadows and interstices. With this I look to set up an interplay between the brute/power of the road and the delicate/vulnerability of domestic handicraft.
The visual pleasure from the abundance of massed surfaces and explosions of black conglomerates can also become metaphoric for the danger of engulfment – individual, as well as, ecological. Retread blow-out tires are representative of the all-American landscape and uniquely American. I seek to question our indulgent contemporary society, as well as, present an aesthetically dynamic experience.