Puppets, street theater, the theater of the nightclub, and the catchall of community theater — these are the creative worlds I draw on in my installation work. In all of these forms there is the desire to make a direct, unvarnished connection with people, activating space, transforming spectators into participants. My installations are made with materials often found in hardware stores or on their way to landfills: surveyor's string, PVC pipe and spray paint, or the kinds of cardboard that fill dumpsters behind every big electronics store. Invoking the creative play of young children, this work speaks a simplified visual language that is abstracted but recognizable, spooky not scary, goofy, but grounded in grown-up problems like climate change.