The creating process affords me an opportunity to engage the viewer in conversation. I investigate issues that alarm and disturb me. This inquiry informs my work and illustrates the subject upon observation. The forms I construct are essential for communication. This exploration and the formation of my work opens a venue for change.
My current series of work is a study of animal poaching. The abuse and exploitation of animals has driven many of the world’s species to near extinction and beyond. It is my hope to open the minds and hearts of the viewers. A movement beyond the frivolous and unjustified desires of poachers and practitioners, and into the needs of the voiceless animals who desperately require a change.
Concurrently I create vessels and forms that focus on alternative surfaces. Material has always been part of my process. Clay and firings have fostered a connection to nature and history, which is subsequently part of my content. The various methods of construction intrigue me and play a role in my studio practice. In my work the consideration of surface and form are equivalent.