This body of work is motivated by an appreciation for nature and all that it gives us.
I often use imagery and symbols that speak to the manipulation of nature by human forces and our need to idealize that manipulation through dominance and control. My work explores the struggle in finding balance between our needs and those of the natural environment.
When working on ideas for pieces, I look for contradiction, irony, beauty, and humor in the world that surrounds me. I take notice of how we impact the natural world and how we interpret that impact.
This body of work utilizes commercial ceramic tiles and commercial plates as surfaces to apply laser toner transfers and sgraffito technique drawings with black glaze. These two techniques are reminiscent of old sepia photographs and engravings. The plate stands are hand built or cast from earthenware clay, carved and then glazed.