Artist Statement

My sculptural works are inspired by delightful freaks of nature, bringing awareness to their plight, while celebrating the bizarre beauty of the many species we are losing. Due to ecological trauma, these imaginative floras are disappearing from underwater, disrupting ecosystems as they go. Because of climate change, the ocean as a system is at risk, struggling to keep pace with human caused conditions. The sculptural forms intermingle what could exist through caustic mutation or evolve on other planets if we deplete our own resources. These science fiction-like growths combine plant, mineral, metal and human representations, depicting the existence of other-worldly creatures. I have found porcelain to be my primary medium due to its luminous characteristic, adding an element of hope to the despondency of my subject. I subscribe to the Bauhaus sensibility of combining intense relationship with the process of craft and Fine Art. Each work draws on a hard-earned expertise in the techniques of slab building, throwing, hand sculpting, metallurgy and alchemy. I have chosen to maintain the inherent ivory coloration of porcelain in the forms to echo the bleaching that is happening to many sea organisms, and at times accompanied by black to signify the disruption they face.


I’ve always been fascinated with the vast differences in fauna found around the world - specifically the strange and the unexpected. My education started in studying fashion design in London, where my interest was consumed primarily in mixing and experimenting with unusual fabric textures, patterns and forms. I later pursued an MFA at Pratt Institute in New York with a concentration in painting and a minor in computer graphics. Eventually, I gravitated into working with porcelain. My sculptural forms explore the idea of what may or may not be possible on other planets or perhaps lurking far below in the oceans. They take on a science-fiction like depiction of plant life, lean aquatic in nature and are represented as mini gardens. I traverse between the sublime and the peculiar, enhanced with the occasional shards of crystal and or metal, contrasted with organic leafy foliage.

I have been an exhibiting artist for 24 years. My work has been exhibited in numerous venues both nationally and internationally. I earned an MFA with a concentration in Painting from Pratt Institute and currently reside in Dallas Texas.