Statement

I am interested in leaving the viewer with the impression of things perceived, discovered, lost… a sort of poetry realized in clay.   In depiction, I see a tendency toward the surreal; my forms have a fantastic, spontaneous quality attributable to an affinity for the bizarre in nature.  I am drawn to biblical narratives for their terrible power, mystery and grace.   Myth and legend are also sources of inspiration that inform my work.  My primary mode of expression is handbuilding.  As a meditative practice that engages both the mind and the body, pinching allows for no division between the artist and the medium.  This experiential method of construction demands a sensitivity of manipulation and touch, which makes the creation of my work a residue of process—continuous learning and application.

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