Recent Sculpture

I approach the finished sculptures as islands rising from the floor. Enmeshed and folded into these irregular masses, are articulated structures, to alter spaces. I want the pieces to read as ambiguous forms that the viewer can conceptually enter and feel as voids, visually moving through the carved-out spaces and connecting passages. As islands, the individual parts can be adjusted to fit into a given space as an installation, creating a tension between the individual pieces and the paths between them.

The clay has multiple firings from high to mid heat levels and is treated to accentuate its natural quality and texture. Occasionally color is added, sparingly, to add contrast with the natural surface. Most of the color is a result of under glazes and other clay slips, but rarely actual glazes.