Artist Statement

In my work I explore what is hidden from view and try to glimpse what lies beyond. What may be perceived as an object of great beauty often hides great pain. My ideas come mostly from lived experience. Just as Darwin theorizes that an organism diversifies in response to its environment, so too humans learn to adapt to their own life’s experiences. I often find myself returning to the theme of peeling back layers, searching in shadows and exposing life’s journey.

I mostly work in clay and bronze but also use found objects and recyclable materials. If something naturally offers me perfection I feel little need to adapt it, just to expose its message.

Although technically challenging at times, my goal is to produce a piece which allows movement, achieves balance and invites a physical and emotional interaction with the viewer.