Artist Statement

“Being outdoors every day, I am constantly observing and discovering texture and the play of texture against texture: On trees; pebble strewn paths, shrubs and flowers. On beaches; coral, rock and shells yield their stories of erosion and growth. The earth’s force, sea currents, the wind and sand whittle away at each shape creating a singular form and telling a story of adventure, a path that brought them to the place on which seen. While working on a piece, my mind wanders. The piece guides me. I have no idea what it will look like. Instead I explore the clay as if it were (and it is) the earth’s geography that I am traveling. My pieces may reflect my journey with the objects that inspire me. It is clay that becomes the vehicle of my explorations in my journey over the earth’s surfaces and in my imagination. It is the world I want to preserve.”