How/where do you begin: an idea, a shape, a material, a space...
I usually start with a space that I want to articulate. Sometimes I will make some little gesture scribble on paper, but most of the time they stay in my head until I come across a material I find appropriate and want to explore.
Has your work ever been overtly figurative or very formal?
I’ve always thought of my work as implicitly figurative weaved and folded into a formalist presentation. I try to maintain a matter of factness with my treatment of materials, yet use them to describe something that is a reaction and fascination to the body.
Why your choice in materials?
Convenience mostly. I work in my apartment so I don’t want to get too messy with materials. One of the parameters I’ve set for myself is to keep my carpets as clean as possible.
Do you find your sculpture sexy?
Frequently your works seem about ready to take off; are you interested in animation or robotics?
I’m not that interested by animation or science fiction now, although I grew up with them and feel it has highly influenced my sense of design. I look more towards structures in nature and the body. There is that movie Fantastic Voyage with Raquel Wlesh, where a group of scientists in a submarine shrink down and get injected into a man in a coma. I have to drop everything I’m doing whenever that comes on television.
Any comments about your conflation of architecture and the body?
I try not to have any overt reference to architecture, as I do not possess a great deal of knowledge in that field. What little knowledge I have of it is bastardized and imagined to a point that exterior spaces reside and intersect and sometimes trade places with interior spaces. I try to work on the notion that architecture and the body inhabit the same space and the same scale.