The Lives of Birds is a continuing installation work (2007-2018) of birds made of wood, wire, screen, papier-mâché, clay, leather and plaster.

Producing these pieces has given me insight into my compulsion to create things from difficult and unpredictable media. I'm attracted to the raw awkwardness of these materials and how they can be shaped to depict fragile, elegant animals.

The project fulfills an impulsive side of my working process, as it began not as a deliberate intention, but as an impulsive response to materials at hand.

Just as the process is inexhaustible, the structure of The Lives of Birds can adapt to multiple spaces, and can interact with the viewer in an intimate way.