When I was nine, we moved away from the city and out into the desert. I used to spend most of my time outside, playing with friends wherever we wanted, building forts of stone and wood, running and hiding in the hills of mesquite, cholla and boulders. When alone I would build little dwellings out of twigs and pebbles, leaves and seedpods, making elaborately decorated living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. Before I had those materials, I remember drawing my little houses in colored pencil, with great detail. I suppose having had access to abundant materials and spending much of my time in the desert, the transition from creating in two dimensions to working in three was inevitable.
"Bride," approximately 18 inches tall
"Nike," approximately 18 inches tall
"Ground Spiral #8," approximately 15 feet in diameter