Ceramics / Fiber Arts
My current body of work is a series of chain objects which represent my basic need for order and the process with which I create it in my world. Whether I am collecting my thoughts on an issue, distilling my feelings, or working through something I need to say; the chains are a working way for me to reach understanding. It's a personal journey of discovery through the repetitive process of creating the same shape over and over again and bringing the pieces together to form and complete the thought. The result is the balance of what the mind needs to express and what the eye perceives as beautiful. Completion of a chain symbolizes completion of an idea, a thought, a notion. What comes from this process is emotional, mental, and physical order which puts my mind at ease and inspires me to continue creating.
Every body of work I create has a color, shape, and textural story. With these core elements and the process concept in mind, each collection of pieces tells its own story, breathes its own life, and has its own philosophy.
The chains have become what I can best describe as "sculptural objects." They are beautiful items which can be interacted with on a visual and physical level. Their shape and silhouette can be augmented by the user through picking it up, and placing it how/where one sees fit. They are beautiful objects that bridge the gap between craft and conceptual art.