Nests and Nature Return of the Entwives
I am a narrative artist. My latest work involves combining, drawing, sculpture, and painting with a variety of materials to create glimpses into small narratives.
This grouping is more of an exploration with nature in plant form than animal. I have found myself exploring seemingly randomized patterns of color and light in plant forms. There is such a rich texture and patience to their unfolding and such beautiful geometry to their forms. With this grouping I am exploring some of the simple and deep symbolism in the forms themselves as well as what a hybrid or empathetic merging with them means.
I am using hybrid human characters to express new archetypes experiencing life through these landscapes. These hybrid human forms are inspired by historical story telling, fairy tales, creation myths, shamanic thinking and are an expression of my belief that the disrespect and disconnect from our environment is symptomatic of the greed that drives human wars. These characters have come to life as ceramic based mixed media sculptures. Ceramic, as a vehicle to express the more connected nature of the characters, also lends it’s organic and varied nature to the actual forms themselves, through the use of multiple clay bodies.