I am particularly drawn to and inspired by narratives that intersect with human advancement, psychology and spirituality.
I seek to make intelligent work that investigates the purpose, value and journey of the individual human life. I care intensely for the “little guy,” the underdog, the disregarded, humble, wounded and resilient character that often goes unseen. I believe that the most enormous and profound truths can be found in the smallest details and quietest moments of these individual lives; they are the perfect vessels for my stories.
I am exploring this through the use of sculptural animal forms. These forms become characters, sharing basic and relatable human experiences such as loss, redemption, and hope. My works often exhibit technological or mechanical elements to represent the conflict and relationship between purposeful creation and science.
I most enjoy working in three dimensions, specifically using ceramic materials. This medium provides an endless variety of possibilities for conveying gesture, emotion, movement and texture. I am also interested in mixed media. I find clay to be multi-lingual in the sense that it can be made to mimic or compliment materials such as wood, metal and textiles.