The validity of sculpture in today’s art world is a major concern of mine. Today’s sculptor must acknowledge the history of sculpture and at the same time appeal to the sensibilities of our post-modern world. My work attempts to make a statement about sculpture by approaching craft, process, and materials in a new way. I rely on materials for my content, and common objects for my overall form, as I deal with issues of minimalism and pop. Linguistics also has an important role—many of my sculptures are humorous plays on words. Through my work, I pay homage to, poke fun at, recognize the history of, and show my respect for sculptural tradition.