Here you will find published articles, artist statements, my teaching philosophy, and selected writings.
Below is my General Artist Statement:
Pinched from clay, touched and imperfect, my work examines the nuanced crevices and broad cracks in the myriad chronicles told by objects. Relics carry a legacy of dismantling and reconstruction, and archive cultural evidence as histories entwine with present moments. Through fragmented forms, allegoric containers and mundane assemblages, I explore stories ignored and erased by systemic boundaries of repression and intimate obstructions.
Torn clay and hand built techniques maneuver in a liminal space of mutable topographies, as allusions to historic vessels engender to highlight interior obfuscated terrain and interrogate exterior dominant perspectives. I construct coiled parables and dislocate every-day items to expose contextual power ascribed to those with more access and greater means. Such compositions question our fixed notions of capacity, and implicate our assumptions of normal, beauty, and worth.
With archetypal pots and quotidian tableau, I summon the still life to demythologize status and inscribe substance in detritus, while the discursive vessel conjures the individual and collective body, and the axis upon which viewpoint and significance turn. Through conjoined iconic profiles, perception and meaning shift as I investigate the struggles at the precipice where oppositional elements converge. My process of bifurcation depicts impact, and the site where movements navigate borders to disrupt ruling narratives. Consequently, these pieces seek to simultaneously disorient, reorient, and reimagine anew. At the interstice of structure and residue, remnants unravel multiple truths, as clay provides a spectrum of possibility where lives manifest and transform in everyday moments and overlooked corners.