My current work infuses fabric-like details. By pressing clay into fabrics like lace, doilies and sweaters the clay takes on another meaning. In psychology, traditional objects are known as a way to provide a sense of comfort or safety.
In addition to pottery, abstract drawing, watercolors, and painting encompass a significant part of my practice. I always want my work to engage in a visual dialogue with the viewer. By using layers of paint and chalk, ladders, popular icons, and symbols, I open the invitation to this conversation.
Painting and mark-making give me a sense of freedom that I often see in my student's eyes. Without thinking, young children make. They naturally react to paint and watercolor that I observe and want to feel. Adding layers of watercolors, paint, chalk, gloss, and marker pens to wood panels gave me a sense of freedom in joy.