artist statement

When broken down into its two constituents—re, a prefix indicating repetition or backward motion, and cord from Latin cordis, meaning heart—the word record simply means return to the heart.

The word understand, in Old English, translates simply as: to stand under, or among; while in Greek: to stand upon or before—both etymologies imply that understanding is experienced through the body.

I am interested in ideas of documentation, preservation and control of the less tangible aspects of our experience—namely our emotions. With clay and word as my antiquated registrars, I make and unmake documents as a way to process and give testament to negligible inner turmoil.

I press clay onto things in an effort to know them better.