The human figure allows me to express emotions, feelings, and stories with the most subtle of facial expressions and the slightest nuance of body positioning. My figures are vessels I can place emotions into and looking glasses for the viewer. I sometimes use poetry or verse to directly convey my intent with the piece, but other times leave interpretation entirely to the viewer.
My chosen medium is clay. I love the tactile nature of the clay and the feeling of using my hands to form the ideas from my mind and feelings from my heart. In addition to clay, my pieces often utilize found objects. I believe the use of a rusty nail, a weathered piece of wood, or a well-worn child’s toy can lend a tangible bit of our shared human existence to the artwork – and hopefully connect to the viewer’s own unique experiences of memories.