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I aim to build sculptures that have a sense of immediacy, rawness, surprise and sometimes humor. I often work very fast as a strategy for bypassing my “over thinking brain” which stifles and wants to play things “safe”. I choose this form of risk taking, as demanding as it is, because it is also exhilarating and liberating. Ideas I could never have planned emerge in this way.

Pieces of nature’s realm, as well, often informs the path of “making” as clay is stabbed, torn and pressed. A work emerges through a dialogue of building and demolition. A dynamic unfolds as I explore the rough beauty and visceral moments of birth, decay and regeneration.