Nature’s forces are easily visible in the Coastal Maine landscape; earth, air, water and fire permeate the everyday view. Seasons contrast sharply. The moon and stars seem larger. The daily interplay between water and earth constantly moves the shoreline and the clouds. Evidence of past geologic events (glaciation, flooding) reminds us of the length of time.
Fire and Time are my favorite tools (think about work heat). Using these my work revolves around the transformation of materials, such as clay, wax, found objects, or paint. Poems and paintings may be used as sketches to preserve ephemeral moments of personal experience.
Sculptural forms are usually iconic, tapping into a universal language. Surfaces use both representation and abstraction to create a dialog through associations. The viewer is invited to extend their world through my own. Like DNA the experience is both transferred and changed.
MFA George Washington University
MA Anthropology, University of Tennessee
BA Anthropology, University of Michigan