New Figures for New Tales
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.
I am using hybrid animal human characters to express new archetypes experiencing life through these landscapes. These hybrid human animal 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. I have also begun experimenting with the materials I am creating with, feeing myself from some more formal approaches.