Through figurative animal sculpture, I am exploring the belief systems we collect as humans and how they compel us to a sense of purpose, often at great emotional and physical cost. By engaging the viewer in social empathy, I hope to stimulate introspection regarding the origins of purpose and value in the viewer’s own individual life journey.
Few narrative characters carry the question of purpose better than the little guy, underdog, the disregarded, wounded and humble individual that lives in conflict and often goes unseen. The most enormous and profound truths can be found in the smallest details and quietest moments of these individual lives.
In practice I work mainly in ceramics, often utilizing mixed media and found objects, incorporating a high level of detail and layering that often requires a second, closer look.