Tell us a little bit about yourself. When did you first begin making art?
I started making art seriously in college, and mostly worked with ceramics, plaster, and wood. These are materials I still use-just very differently.
How has the work of Louise Nevelson influenced your artistic practice?
My grandmother had Louise Nevelson posters in her house in Portland, Maine. Nevelson's work has been with me since I can remember. Her gathering of materials, assembling them with great meaning, and then coating them to make them singular are things I think about a lot in my practice.
How did It Needs Louise develop?
Jaime and I started talking about doing a piece together for the show. Knowing Nevelson's work quite well, I wanted to make a piece that dealt with making a singular entity that still had her quality of mass-lots of things brought together for a whole. I worked with the museum to design the piece and we figured out what was possible and then-the rest is history!