About the Artist
I’ve been coloring outside the lines for as long as I can remember, making and creating. My grownup aesthetic was developed over many years working in ceramics, influenced by pioneers such as Peter Voulkos. I am abstract in my soul: I love irregularity, I don’t make the sides smooth, I don’t hide cracks, I’m messy. I make thick, defining shapes and edges, break off pieces, burn holes, pile on textures and then finesse the chaos as a part of the art. A few years ago, I started sculpting with Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). The ability to cut, carve and melt EPS in nearly endless ways, combined with a broad array of options to texture the surfaces, brought me full circle to a clay-like flexibility without the weighty materials. I now build medium to large size sculptures more easily than with most any other medium.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away” Pablo Picasso
I have no doubts that my gift is creating and making art. It’s my happy place: I can’t help but enjoy myself. My purpose is to ‘reach out to the risk of living with both arms,’ put myself out there for you, be vulnerable, share what I have learned, what I have created, connect and collaborate with collectors and other artists. Make something happen.
Let me know if you would be up for something like that.