I am intrigued by how we thrive or struggle in different ways due to the environment we find ourselves in. Reflecting on the process this legacy leaves imprinted, I instinctively play with surface texture, curious about how it interacts with the form. I look to create tension between vulnerability and tenacity within each piece.
Many of the textures I draw upon find inspiration from fossils, tropical flora, Caribbean and Southern Maine ocean ecosystems, and time living in West Africa surrounded by majestic textiles.
Ultimately, I intend for my work to engage the viewer to reflect on how they affect their community physically and spiritually, as well as the impact community has on them.
I primarily use a soft slab technique. It lends itself to adding surface texture. . Using my own carved stamps and rollers, I push the clay, draping, folding, and adding intricate addition pieces of clay. I finish my work with various materials, glazes, oxides, and underglaze. I love that clay can be altered infinitely but requires patience for the structure to form.
Wide shot of installation piece
Poem "Awakening" part of "the Masses" installation.
poem "listen" read alongside the piece titled "balance"
Poem "Enigma of the Twisted Root"
Solo Show 'REMEMBERED"
Installing sand for "the Masses" installation
October 2021 solo show
"Imprint#1" 13"x14" $950
"Imprint#2" 9"x8" $750