I believe the visual arts should move us in the same instinctual, non-verbal ways that music moves us.
My coiled and sculptural vessels are experimental explorations of the interactions of color and the melodies and counterpoint of different design elements. Like music, each piece is intended to move and engage at a deep internal place below/beyond language.
I believe that grace and beauty have great value.
The goal of my work is to create objects that emphasize, that express grace and beauty, and bring a measure of contemplative stillness into our cultural plain to provide a small measure of calm and restfulness. Each of my pieces is created with this belief in mind. The French dramatist, Jean Anouilh once said, “The object of art is to give life a shape.” The question then becomes, “what shape do we want life to take?”
I believe that life’s shape should be quiet, peaceful, graceful, and beautiful, grounded in a place away from and beyond the fray allowing us room to rest and strengthen ourselves for our interactions with the larger world.
I seek balance within each piece I create and for myself within the world and I hope that the quiet stillness I seek permeates the work and takes those emotions, that centering spirit into the world with it to touch and enrich the lives of others.