Conceptually, this work is based upon the notion of the human body being a shelter for the soul. I work primarily in ceramics, somehow hoping to connect my artwork made in a post-modern context to the rich and ancient history of clay. Drawing inspiration from nature as well as art historical sources, I am attempting to rectify my current presence with a visual history from the past. I am particularly interested in iconography and the concept of a symbol or object conveying a meaning larger than itself. Beginning with the concept of clay as a metaphor for the body, these pieces are hand built and are hollow inside while mostly appearing to be solid. The hollow interiors of these pieces are symbolic of the soul, while the clay exterior references the delicate and ephemeral nature of life. Most recently, I am interested in the frailty of the body and the fallibility of man. This work explores concerns about my own fragility and femininity and its relation to my constant struggles with the concept of eternity.
Accomplishments / CV
Hunter College, M.F.A. Painting; Ohio University B.F.A. Painting, B.F.A. Art History
Currently a studio artist and adjunct art instructor and will be a Resident Artist at Baltimore Clayworks in July of 2011.
Solo exhibits at: Zentrum fur Keramik- Berlin, Berlin, Germany; International Ceramic Research Center- Denmark, Skaelskor, Denmark; Union University; and Gaston College.
Group exhibits at: McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina; Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Green Rice Gallery
Published in Image Journal, Comment Magazine, Mooresville News (The Charlotte Observer)
I serve as a member of CIVA’s Board of Directors and belong to Gallery Up, NCECA, Print Makers of North Carolina, and Tri-State Sculptors.
I was browsing through some of the work on the CIVA network one day many months ago and I saw your sculptures. They are quite beautiful and I love your statements about their being hollow and your thoughts on clay as a medium. I saw that you will be attending the Doing Good Well conference in August and I was very excited to think that I will get to meet you! Until then, keep up the wonderful work!