I explore my interests in global ecology, material culture, and crowd psychology through a variety of media, including sculpture, video, photography and installation. My process entails gathering washed-up man-made objects off beaches and culling materials from trash and recycling bins. Through my work, I confront materialistic capitalism and question its impact on the global environment and our collective psyche. In my studio, I clean and organize the detritus I gather and then experiment with strategies to reconfigure and transform it. My aim is to labor with the materials long enough so as to once again make them valuable, being careful not to conceal their prior histories and significance. My work embodies my desire to mitigate pollution, however futile the effort may be, and questions art's ability to affect change.