Due to their human scale and their use of familiar commercial products, the sculptural works pose existential questions about the human condition. Dealing with universal themes such as life and death or memory and childhood, they often also reference specific historical and political events. A number of these sculptures discuss the moral and factual perversions of the privatized US prison industries; other pieces attempt to encapsulate the corruptions of global financial markets or the machinations of oppressive authority.
Considering the nature and themes of these works means confronting the responsibilities inherent in our private and public lives as citizens. The viewer is invited to contemplate the power of systems of institutional constraints – state, job, education, family – that societal frameworks impose on them. It is the readymade products that often take a central position in these works, stressing how common objects construct the world we all inhabit: a world created and regulated by physical objects and structures. Once the viewer recognizes what the works depict or are assembled from, it is the everyday objects that reveal themselves to be agents, accomplices, and symbols of political potency.