STATEMENT

 

My work considers the complex relationships between humans and other organisms. The objects I make explore the narratives surrounding the natural world and the many capacities in which we engage with living things (as commodities, companions, food, fuel, decoration, labor, entertainment, trophies, and symbols). Layering allusions to myth and mundane functionality, I present tangled visual narratives for thinking about living things as ecologically integrated with each other, human activity, and the cosmos. In this, I am always informed by the ceramic process, evocative of the delicacy and balance of living systems and requiring response to the material’s physical transformations and fluctuating demands.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

My work considers the complex relationships between humans and other organisms. The objects I make explore the narratives surrounding the natural world and the many capacities in which we engage with living things (as commodities, companions, food, fuel, decoration, labor, entertainment, trophies, and symbols). Layering allusions to myth and mundane functionality, I present tangled visual narratives for thinking about living things as ecologically integrated with each other, human activity, and the cosmos. In this, I am always informed by the ceramic process, evocative of the delicacy and balance of living systems and requiring response to the material’s physical transformations and fluctuating demands.