My most recent work is inspired by ordinary people and attributing recognition to these individuals. I focus on subjects met in everyday situations, strangers from past memories, or people from song lyrics. I am interested in how the mind draws on stereotypes and societal norms to create first impressions of people even from brief interactions. Transferring the mind’s image or memory of a person into a physical depiction is a process that reveals the perceptions we have about people we haven’t truly met, and allows for others to view them from a new perspective. My work displays a presumed archetype for the everyday person in a different context. By creating busts or full figure sculptures, I am emulating artistic traditions that have historically been reserved for the most esteemed individuals. This effectively pays tribute and recognition to supposed ordinary people who may otherwise remain unacknowledged.