Artist Statement

I experiment with the two opposing approaches of chaos and control. The chaotic approach is personal, wild, and sculptural. My process embraces imaginative ideas and frequently takes large risks. I often build to the point of collapse, and these unexpected droops are embraced as they take the sculpture beyond the norm. The spontaneous nature of this process is adventurous and produces forms I could not conceptualize by any other means.

In the control state, I make pottery: I start with a plan and make with the consideration of others. Making is concerned with purpose and motivated by necessity in a conversation between maker and user. The unifying thread running through my work is flow state: to be engaged in the playful and exploratory act of making. My projects tend to take on a life of their own and often become larger and more complex than I intend at the start. The resulting forms are creature-like and are symbols of movement and life.