Most often, I make sculptures from clay, discrete objects that I exhibit sometimes singularly and sometimes in dialogue with one another in installation environments. In these environments, I often incorporate other media such as wood, glass, paper, bronze, and literary texts. The installations are the more overtly conceptual works often referencing social justice concerns – sometimes within a context of relational aesthetics.
Many of the sculptures refuse to plainly identify themselves. While their identities may be unnamable, they are distinct, composite forms suggesting transition: temporal, cultural, male and female, nature, and artifice.
Through the medium and processes of clay, there is a play between the soft and hard, fluid, and crystalline. An element of surprise occurs in the studio, sometimes yielding unexpected forms, surfaces, and colors. This leads to re-invention, experimentation, and openness. By harnessing this sense of chance within the practice, I explore new directions. Even when repeated, forms are inherently unrepeatable.
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