With much of my production processes centered on the foundry I seek out forms easily replicated in the casting process that also provide a history rich in symbolism and narrative qualities. Incorporating found objects provides a creative outlet for my collector instincts and pays homage to my respect for material, form and recycling. My work is an ongoing exploration of self and social context. My use of materials is inclusive of permanent traditional metals with lowbrow impermanent craft. I value the subconscious aspect of the creative process as a means to resolve my need to apply brain and hands instinctively in a useful manner to maintain sanity. In Cinch the compositional arrangements are intended to engage and interact with the viewer as suggestions of more complete narratives. There is a connection between the corporal and the environment in this work that acknowledges ten years of iron casting. The installation hints at poetic nuances while remaining solid and factual in physical form. This dichotomy speaks to the power of visual “prompts” and the symbolic power any object or form is imbued with.