Statement

 

For the past 10 years I've worked with the figure in three dimensional scenarios suggesting mythic stories emerging from a dreamlike stream of consciousness. I decided to keep the figures small in size to be able to evoke a sense of monumentality, to pull the mind's eye into these "small worlds". The portraits and installations are lifesize and appear to confront the viewer as well as to engage the space.

As I've always done in making my art I rely on the processes in clay work to facilitate the development of ideas. The repetitve actions of forming and the mysteries of firing clay help me find a way into more complex narratives. The object or "sculpture" is a result or by product of these investigations and actions. This new work reaffirms my deep affinity to clay and its history as well as developing rich new connections to the history of painting, sculpture and architecture.