Ceramic sculpture also allows me to push boundaries and it has dominated my work over the last decade. These ceramic hearts are inspired by the beautiful coral I first observed in Fiji. In these pieces I play with texture to create a lacy affect, accented with color.
There is a drama in my work. It is the aesthetic interplay between the recognizable, accented by expression. Some works are gentle and lyrical. Some are strong and bruising, the spectrum is immense.
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I am a sculptor. My formal undergraduate art training began in Buffalo at the State University of New York.
My sculptures are inspired by what I see. C. Wright Mills talks of the “sociological imagination,” an understanding of the social forces in society, that shape us. Seeing, understanding and expressing the impact of these social forces, is an integral part of my work. Using the eye of the artist, my sculptures arise from the intersection of imagination, interpretation and expression.
I have always known that my imagination could take my aesthetic experience anywhere I wished to go. I tag along for the ride and delight in each new creation. In my Steampunk pieces my imagination flows into overdrive and we are drawn in by the individual uniqueness of each doll and critter.