Artist Statement: In previous works, I was interested in the architectural elements of Gothic Cathedrals. This led me to think about their purpose and relationship to the culture involved at the time. The cathedral was a way to direct populations, gather populations and a motivating factor. I thought about how this works in modern culture and regions that I have lived. In many places, energy is an important aspect and a director of populations. I considered what things or icons would be a good example while still embodying elements in geometry and simplified form.
As with other influences I have chosen to utilize the primary descriptive elements and put them in positions that are more dynamic but still depict the essence of the subject matter. Here I found great inspiration from the windmills that stretch across vast areas of the United States. I have always been drawn to the simplicity and elegance of these large and airy structures.