I am greatly influenced by my longstanding love of and curiosity about the natural world. I believe our awareness and respect for our connection to the earth is imperative to our emotional and physical well-being. My latest work incorporates human and animal forms in dream-like figurative pieces that speak to a visceral need and desire that I believe burns in all of us to reclaim this connection.
I work intuitively, allowing the sculpture to develop organically from clay coils and slabs of clay. I also work quickly and purposefully leave fingermarks to convey gestural spontaneity. I will often apply multiple layers of colors and treatments, and approach surface finish in a painterly fashion. Found objects may be incorporated to accent, embellish or define the work. Each piece has its own evolution and story which guides its ultimate form and finish.