For my work, I choose not to present an idea about a subject, but rather to present an interesting object. For hundreds of years craftsmen have used metal, wood, and concrete to build structures from houses to bridges, from sidewalks to skyscrapers. I like how concrete, metal, and wood visually play off of one another, which is something that is not generally seen when they are combined in the world of construction. It’s this process of construction and that which is man-made that I find interesting. I am also interested in the way these materials age. The visual complexity that concrete offers is what I really find engaging. Like most things, concrete changes as it ages, but unlike other materials concrete grows harder and stronger over time. It can also develop cracks, change colors, and absorb pigments. This kind of unpredictable change is what keeps concrete interesting and why I find the process of ageing so intriguing, not only in regards to concrete, but also to metal and wood. These three materials have been used in conjunction because they complement each other, one providing strength where the other lacks, and when combined together, the outcome is a remarkably solid structure. These are the factors that play a role in the art I create.