Artist Statement

My ceramic sculptures are personal meditations on the beauty of seeds and flowers and their growth, physically and metaphorically.  I hope that my sculptures contain a quiet presence that warrant closer observation. These pieces are hybrids of flowers, seeds, bulbs, fruit, and succulents, all combined in a way intending to provoke contemplation. They are a delicate synthesis of botanical forms that are in various stages of maturation. I enjoy playing with certain nuances within these elements, like the tension created by a swollen berry or the way a stem bends as it reaches towards the sun. While making my sculptures, I try to capture a sense of tenderness and vitality with a minimalist approach, allowing the viewer to dwell in their stillness.