I have always worked with a variety of media. In early pieces, I addressed political, personal, and technical themes. A stroke in 2018 changed my life, leaving an imprint on my artwork. Now, with the use of one hand, I create miniature organic ceramic towers that reference coral reefs, flowers, and mountainous landscapes. My work is, ultimately, about process, healing, and hope.
Through an additive process of layering multiple pinches of clay on top of one another, I challenge the concept of “complete.” A single tower is its own form. Yet, I always wonder if it is truly only complete when joined with partner towers. When assembled together, a dreamlike landscape emerges. I imagine creatures—some real and some fictitious—navigating their way through these mountains.
I, too, am navigating the aesthetic and the meaning of these towers. I am determined to make them beautiful, compelling, and complex as I grow in hope through my new life.