My style of making leans toward a realism that is less concerned with fooling the viewer’s eye and more concentrated on encouraging what Philip Rawson refers to as the viewer’s ‘habit of attention,’ that is to be drawn in, to dismantle assumptions, to re-evaluate, and unravel what’s seen. I am “of the hand, by the hand,” applying labor-intensive methods to build sculpture installation pieces that house delicately rendered sculptures and drawings. In juxtaposing these objects, my interest is in the potential for these elements to serve as holders of stories within self-contained installation environments that range from shelves, boxes, drawers, architectural elements, and furniture formations. The objects I populate in these intimate spaces map subtle timelines and mysterious markers of experience, thought, and feeling. These metaphoric constructions encourage the viewer to build implied, partial narratives of their own from a lost or unknowable whole.
— Cynthia Gregory