Overlooked Artist Statement
My work resides in the liminal narrative between our literal and figurative, outer and inner spaces. Who occupies the gaze, its control and authority, and who remains subject to it? I redefine our fixed narratives of capacity, and implicate our assumptions of normal, beauty, and worth. The vessel embodies the axis upon which viewpoint and significance turn. A series of windowsills delineate the plane and constraints, as the frame shapes our perceptions. Through classic forms and styles, I handbuild tureens, utensils, and still lives to demythologize the status of these objects. My pieces inscribe substance in detritus. A lost shoe holds floral promise; a recycled egg carton germinates future nourishment.
We construct precious evidence through mundane assemblages to reveal the unique significance of our lives. I hope to dismantle the binary opposition between inside and outside and expose cultural and contextual power ascribed to those with more access and greater means. This unearths a spectrum of possibility where beauty exudes from everyday moments and overlooked corners.