Artwork is transformational. It provides exploration, adventure, and fellowship
My personal narrative drives my artwork. It documents my social, visual, and personal landscape. I draw mostly on porcelain, but also on paper or fabric. I freehand sketch or print in blue underglaze or ink on white backgrounds.
I throw porcelain into functional forms that I keep uneventful and quiet. There should be no superfluous connotations linked to my shapes. I try to avoid cultural or historical references that would compete with my story.
cups or vases are similar to pages of paper or panels of cotton.
Although their form is elusive, the functionality of my ceramic pieces is important. I draw scenes and events that I gather from my daily life on objects that are essentially utilitarian. Cups and pots are often commonplace, and easily replaced, just like the quick happenstance that fill our days. Yet, they can be favored and cherished in the same way I favor and select seemingly unremarkable moments.
In addition, hands and lips hold and touch warm cups, which provide physical contact with the stories I have sketched on their surface. This gives legitimacy to the narrative by sealing the fiction into the utilitarian.
My inspiration comes from my engagement with my surroundings and my enjoyment of what it brings into view.
Rain from the College library.