When one becomes quiet and listens an intrinsic relationship awakens within ourselves, nature, spirituality, and the natural cycles of our environment. Water powered by the moon, tides, and weather. The ritual of the seasons. A baby being carried, nurtured, and born. The way the light hits the water, when it flows like opalescence metal. The immense power of a storm with gale force winds. There are moments in life where time stands still and one finds themselves fully present. There is a certain peace and humbleness that you will find when you let go of control.
As an artist my role is to access, evoke, and explore the deeper levels of self and connect it to nature and spirituality. My work is an invitation to reflect on unadulterated beauty, in its vastness, and the power of wildness. Working with clay, holistically roots me to my ancestors, humanity, nature, and a greater reality.
My artwork carries influences of archaeology, nature, and traditional art techniques to include basket making, weaving, and hand-built ceramic objects. There is a consistent, repetition of lines very similar to the patterns found in nature and traditional art objects. I work intuitively and the pieces evolve during the construction process. I try to allow the clay to speak by exposing its natural tendencies to tear, rip, and crack. I work in series and utilize a variety of firing techniques, such as wood firing, gas firing, and electric firings.