Ceramic Artist Statement

While growing up I was drawn to wooden pattern blocks to create repetitive two-dimensional designs. These three-dimensional geometric forms are reminiscent of those earlier two-dimensional designs used to develop contrast between whimsy and order. On the surface there are layers of repetitive shapes, graphic lines, and angular planes defining hard shadows. I encourage the viewer to discover what’s inside each form, by experiencing playful delight, finding youthful nostalgia and discovering the unpredicted sounds.

Currently I am exploring scale and the use of fractals to mimic naturally occurring geometric structures.  Although fractals arise microscopically in nature, I am exploring their deconstruction through a range of sizes that challenge the idea of intimate versus confrontational scale.