My ongoing fascination is with nature. Certainly color, but more so the form of things: stones, shells, buds, pods, nests—the bend of a stick, the curve of a vine, and growths of all kinds. My fascination is reflected in a collection of found objects that began when I was ten years old and continues to this day—often providing the inspiration for my work.
I am drawn to ceramic vessels and sculptures from ancient civilizations whose artists integrated natural forms into their compositions. When I coil-build, I feel connected to this history even while pursuing a contemporary interpretation of the medium. My nonfunctional pieces are informed by such objects and affirm the archetypal nature of ongoing human fascination and identification with the diversity, fragility and tenacity I observe in nature.