I approach making as a vital opportunity to examine perception and signification. From utilitarian design to more eccentric sculptural investigations, I toy with meandering identities, imbricated indexicality, ambiguous materiality, and provisional functionality.


My objects play with comprehension and abstraction. Many projects revolve around broad, reverential notions of the vessel, the body, and language. They rely upon implicit content from the accompanying histories of ceramic objects and materials; volume and mass, moisture and dryness, surface and form, etc. Attempts are made to continually dissect processes, revisit forms, and reframe themes to agitate evolution, antagonize static thinking, and convolute opposing notions. Objects are focused upon as vital witnesses and participants, reflections and poems, animate and imagined.

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