Artist Statement

I link my experience with labor and activism to my ceramic practice and the tradition of handbuilt craft.  My work reflects my role in building a chain, plotting an action, leaking a secret, or sparking a revolution.  Additionally, I consider ordinary movements and everyday objects (a roll of tape, ceiling fans, a chair, a mirror) and their connections to conflict, repetition, language, and identity.

Through my work, I intend to show clues that prompt the viewer to explore personal autonomy within the dynamic of a discrete group.

The result is sometimes glaring, crowded, and apparent.  Other times, the works assume a sly, quiet (but meaningful) decline into empty space.