My work attempts to transform something familiar into that which is unfamiliar, to engage our memories by revealing something abstract, energized and elegant from that which we have known. The structure of my work’s evolution has been a sequence of series; this piece is part of the “Stalks” series. The “stalks” were conceived of as abstractions of figurative forms, organic shapes and primitive tools. They are scaled to the height of human proportion to engage us spatially. "Stalk #8" continues my interest in the dynamics of form that are simultaneously organic and mechanical. The tension between the organic and mechanical is not only energizing for me, but also very human.