the oneness of a complex or organic whole or of an interconnected series ; a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
The sculptures that I create are inspired by the unity I see in the world around me. I am interested in the way seemingly unrelated elements interact and intersect to form harmonic relationships. My sculptures accentuate the connections, visual patterns, and the contradictions that I experience in daily life. I juxtapose the macro and the micro to highlight visual parallels and to remind us that we are structurally connate with the world around us. I use abstractions of forms that are found in the many layers of our lives, be it industrial cogs or the shape of red blood cells flowing in our veins.
The ceramic process and materials are an important part of my sculptures. I use clay as my medium because of its potential to take any form. I use color, repetition, texture, and multi-layered glaze surfaces to give my pieces life and emotional content. My goal is to have my pieces pulse with life and I choose my glaze and color combinations to achieve this feeling.