My work is about exploration and discovery.
Through working in clay, I am constantly learning new techniques, developing my intuition, and finding new forms to express this process of exploration and discovery. I create artifacts hoping to connect us to memories of the past, our current stories, and potential journeys into the future. And where will the journey take us…into the world on horseback, or away from the world by boat? Will we find a new world on the back of a turtle, or a home within us? Questions that come up, pieces that evolve as possibilities.
My inspiration comes from art throughout the world and throughout time. I reinterpret what I find meaningful and beautiful, hoping to find a way and a form that express this time and this place. My forms are usually simple, based on strong full shapes, or combinations of these forms. I work with iconic elements such as houses and boats, and symbolic animals: horses, turtles, and birds. Using this imagery, I imagine new archetypes for today, making pieces that tell stories about journeys, seeking balance, finding home and community. About learning to see everyday beauty, recognizing moments of grace – a bird resting on a horse, cranes wading at sunset, pelicans flying overhead. Simple glimpses of natural wonder.
Cherryvale and east Baseline