My work reflects my response to nature – the carvings of wind and water, movements of oceans and planets, the layered outcroppings of the earth. From the quiet of my garden to the powerful forms and dramatic light of the desert, landscapes inspire me with their range of color and shadow, texture and feeling.
Creating my work is an intensely spiritual experience. I often return to particular images, such as the dry riverbeds of the desert. I love to walk these pathways where people, animals, and flood waters have deposited fragments of cultures –bones, tracks, seeds, fossils. The walls near these old rivers look to me like ancient dwellings. They evoke images of past civilizations, imprints of stories only partially told.
Intuition guides me in the studio, as I let the work flow through my hands. My clay sculptures and vessels are hand-built, using a process of pinching and paddling, imprinting and layering. Window-like openings expose a form’s interior, allowing patterns of light to move through the piece.
My passion is to awaken the inner world of the viewer, to explore the landscapes of the mind and soul, and to transmit through my work my sense of life’s wonder, beauty and spirit.