In 2017 I was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
My sculpture “The Bridge” will be installed in an outdoor gallery called Art Alley located within the Sawyer Yards creative campus. The project concept is that of a virtual bridge, both literally and metaphorically. A panoramic view from a bridge overlooking buffalo bayou will be transformed via reflection onto polished stainless steel. Surrounding the core sculpture will be a woven steel fence to which the public will be invited to collaborate with me and connect with others by placing their own “love locks” on the structure. The goal of the project is to provide a spatial experience as the viewer moves around the artwork. The inclusion of the collaborative and interactive “love locks” fence is an opportunity to acknowledge the concept that love is a bridge to tolerance and unity.