Through the lens of ecofeminism, my ceramic sculptures examine the interdependent relationships of organisms within a community or habitat. The installation format allows me to enhance the strength of individual components by placing them within a larger, more diverse matrix of forms. Although static, the figures appear to undulate and writhe as though they possess the inherent agency to respond to their environment. Every object is a piece of the whole, working together to bear some relation to the symbiotic ecosystems of Earth. Their mineral encrusted surfaces evoke geological features as their forms suggest biological organisms. They are living landscapes, hybrid symbols of life and land.
The construction of each form derives from the ceramic vessel where its traces can be detected in various locals: throwing lines may reference an underlying skeletal structure and openings are now orifices that breath, see, or eat.
The work emphasizes the importance of letting nature act on her own will, to give up the struggle for control and to live in harmony, not dominance. During the act of making, intuitive, reactionary, and even arbitrary decisions are made, facilitated by the plasticity of ceramic media, perhaps mimicking the self-organizing and self-generating processes biologic life.