I’m interested in expressing the ever present movement of time and the highly expressive materiality of clay. I embrace the history and nature of ceramics, including craft, through my use of slips and glazes, as well as through my building techniques.
I refer to my sculpture as" subliminal environmental". It is very much a comment on what I consistently feel is lying below every daily dilemma or confrontation: that time marches on and nature is resilient and there for us.
Nature gives us support and provides structure. Clay too, is structural, to work with it requires working with gravity and harnessing clay's tendencies and characteristics. Like Nature, I believe that a beautiful object can serve us, as something solid, to rest against. NATURE and ART should be cherished, revered, and protected.
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Ocean on Fog
2015, Ceramic, 15"x21"x9"
Wreath, Ceramic, 2017
A Drawing of the Ocean (to the horizon line)
A Drawing of the Ocean (to the horizon line), Detail
5"x2.5"x60" (Driftwood ledge)
North Wind Blue
Untitled, ceramic 5"x5"x5", 2018
Sea Flowers, Detail
Sea Stool (1)
Sea Stool, (1) & (2)
Portrait of a Landscape I
2015, Ceramic, 11"x4.5"
2012, Ceramic, 24"x21"x10"
Ceramic, 6"x4"x4' (heights range)
Paintings & Collage
The immediacy of the pencil line, the delicate nature of watercolor and the functionality of attaching elements with thread allow us to consider these works as drawings. We don't lose sight of the sketch and the freshness of the first draft.
I'm frequently amazed by Nature's ability to adapt. In homage to Nature's resilience, I incorporate plastic and unnatural things into drawings about natural things. The thread provides a practical and industrious quality that speaks to our role, as humans, in how we interact with the planet. Its a subtle (maybe too subtle!) comment about humankind's misuse of our natural resources, as well as a more overt expression of faith in humankind's ability to love and revere the natural world.
The" In the Garden" series is about personalization.
Here are a few ideas for how one might "use" my sculpture. The bowl like vessels feel most at home resting on an outdoor patio table. It can be filled with seasonal blossoms for a party or water for a bird bath. Other pieces might sit among the succulents, 'house' a unique specimen, or act as a vase for a special event. Often, the sculpture comes alive when you add something to it!
Ceramic sculpture is inherently durable and weather resistant. Inspired by nature and the way things grow and evolve this sculpture resonates in a garden. For more description about the sculpture go to here.
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Black & White Line Drawings
The simple use of watercolor pencil, water and the fold of the paper tell much of the story in these drawings. Here, I'm interested in revealing the essential purpose inherent in nature. There is a lot of "hanging out" or "being" going on in the natural world and our observations of these occurrences are useful to us.
Finding our own way and our own purpose is at hand here and these drawings are about exploring and expressing the complexities of finding one's way.
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carandache on paper
carandache on paper
watercolor, pencil on paper
pencil on paper
Segregated (for no reason), 2012
carandache on paper
watercolor pencil on paper
Ceramic - Functional
Inspired by the colors and textures of the wind swept dunes of San Francisco's Ocean Beach, each piece is intentionally one of a kind.
Dipped in a rich, grassy green glaze, contrasted with a deep brown claybody, individual pieces create lyrical sets. The rustic white glaze of the Ocean and Sky Series reveals the ocean blue underglazes and toastyness of the deep brown claybody. No two pieces are exactly alike yet together they create purposeful and artful groupings.
These pieces are lightweight and gestural. Whether it's a small indentation for your thumb in the wine cup, or a comfortable handle to a mug, each design is meant to celebrate and enhance the experience of using. The tall serving bowls are ideal for the crowded dinner table. Serve rice for two or a center piece of seasonal figs, the bowl's beauty manifests when full.
All glazes are food safe, and pieces can be put in the dishwasher, but hand washing is recommended.
These are available for purchase at The General Store, www.shop-generalstore.com 4035 Judah St (@45th Ave), San Francisco, CA 94122(415) 682-0600. At Industrious Life at 1095 Tennesee St., San Francsico, CA 94107 (415) 349-3479. www.industriouslife.com At Maison 10 at www.maison10.com, 4 West 29th St., New York, NY, 10001, (646) 590 1291. And at Art Attack SF 2358 Market St., San Francisco, CA 415-872-9285www.artattacksf.com
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