Most of my work is about catching a moment. Whether it is a portrait, a character jar or a planter, my goal is to make pieces that have impact.
I usually incorporate some musical item or theme into my major compositions.
I am currently working on a Swan Maiden Mythology Series embracing mythological images.
Sculpting dogs is what I enjoy and my favorites are the bully breeds. With skin too large for their bodies it creates interesting rolls and wrinkles for sculpting.
The act of creating art enlightened me. Art is spiritual; it connects me to the universe, and to its energies that are otherwise unapparent.
When I take a step back and look at the animals I create it occurs to me that I am after their essence. I do not make bears . . . I make “bear-ness”.
Working with clay, a material which comes from the earth, reminds me to reach and stretch in my thinking and creative process, and to nurture my passion for clay and to communicate my ideas.
All I know for sure is that it feels good and so satisfying to be in my studio working, my hands immersed in clay
There is something calming and centering about clay that allows me to fully express who I am.
Recreating a gown of fabric with folds and drape is difficult enough using a medium of hard tile and china and so much of what makes a wedding gown special are the beads and lace
The Mexican folk artist Alfonso Castillo has influenced my approach to art, in imagery, construction and decoration. He is one of the most highly regarded Days of the Dead artists.
I believe that experiencing beauty is essential to life, and I value investing my work with human touch, enduring quality, and fine craftsmanship.
I enjoy working in a series, and using symbolism to convey an emotional response. I strive to show the journey life gives.