I use the symbol of the first aid cross in a lot of my pieces to represent art as a means of self rescue. We all have something in our lives that we use to rescue ourselves. For some it’s raising a family, for others it’s volunteering, for me it’s making art.
This series is an ongoing act of self rescue. When I am struggling, when I am questioning my place in the word, I grab my steel cross and I make something with whatever material has showed up in my life that day. The pieces are ephemeral, so I use photos as a way of documenting them. Once the photo is taken, the piece is destroyed.