“We may look but sometimes may not see...” In both the doing and viewing of art, this habituation of the visual and conceptual “familiar” is foiled.
I work directly and intuitively, in partnership with two art media - clay and metal. They are the bones of my additive process, the mass of it, the vehicle of form and texture. Each can play host to a skin of glass, as ceramic glaze or vitreous enamel, applied wet or dry and requiring a technically correct interface. My visual inspiration comes from the botanical structures around me, as well as from the endless ability my media have of surprising me as I push them in experimentation. I strive for multi-layered conceptual content, often focusing on the complexity of “containment”, as necessary function and questionable assumption.