Turquoise Pink Ombre
12" x 5" circumference
"I am interested in recording a more primitive and primal emotion. Ancient primitive art strikes a hidden chord each time I see it. To me ancient primitive art is a visual that transports all of us to a time when our surface instincts were foremost in our existence. Mid-fire stoneware painted with underglazes, gloss glaze and oxides are my mediums of choice. The technique of hand building enables this expression. I feel it is important to incorporate a human base level and an acknowledgement of a modern reality mingled with an element of whimsy, a quirk, and an unexpected left turn. Simple elements such as screws, nails, wire, construction staples and adornments are curiosities to me. Hardware literally holds structural society together. Adornments add beauty to the ordinary. Taken out of context they make for interesting details.
Pushing further I asked how can I relay and incorporate my inner drawings that are colorfully naïve with organic ceramic pieces and capture a moment?"