Artist, Illustrator, college instructor
NE Alabama Community College,BK Ceramics
Project Views
Appreciations
105
Followers
67
Following
10
Making art is like breathing. It is an indispensable part of existence for those of us who create works of art. As we consider our art making there are innumerable questions with infinite answers that need to be investigated, ideas to be expressed, emotions to be conveyed, stories to be told, history to be exp… Read More
Making art is like breathing. It is an indispensable part of existence for those of us who create works of art. As we consider our art making there are innumerable questions with infinite answers that need to be investigated, ideas to be expressed, emotions to be conveyed, stories to be told, history to be explored, and truths to be revealed. There are objects and images, words, tones, and movements all just waiting to be expressed. The how, what , why, and where are unique to every artist.

I investigate ideas. I tend to work sequentially making multiples of an object. They are alike but explore different variable of the original design. The creation of each object helps to inform the design of the next artwork but also poses a new set of question that must be answered. As a result, the art I make is seldom a reflection of the initial idea but rather a part of that idea which has been altered and changed.

The objects I create often become a part of a larger installation informed both by the group of objects and the space where they will be installed. Other times, the objects I create are part of the process that lead me to a new idea. Whatever form the objects take, they are always infused with movement, fluidity, whimsy, and texture.

Clay is my favorite medium. It can be used expressively. It is versatile. It holds a record of every action made during its manipulation. It is both a traditional and modern material and always holds some unexpected revelation. Although clay is my favorite medium, it is not my only tool. This keeps my work both interesting and exciting. Read Less
My most recent work is strongly influenced by a desire to combine my love of block printmaking, illustration, ceramics, and sculpture. I am exploring the use of narrative images that are partly obscured by the object itself. Seeing the full image requires the viewer to examine the object from all angles. I am … Read More
My most recent work is strongly influenced by a desire to combine my love of block printmaking, illustration, ceramics, and sculpture. I am exploring the use of narrative images that are partly obscured by the object itself. Seeing the full image requires the viewer to examine the object from all angles. I am attempting to coalesce two-dimensional imagery in a three-dimensional form by embedding the two-dimensional imagery on the surface of the form in three-dimensional relief. My goal is to accomplish this without changing the form of the object.
The form of this work is based on the tradition of the ceramic vessel. I is also a means of conveying a narrative. This tradition predates historical records and has been practiced by many cultures. The imagery in this work is based on a rich narrative of the Tennessee River Valley where I live and work. I want to give the viewer an image that is whimsical and entertaining but also intricate and complex. The rich colors are used to magnify the abundance of texture left by the relief carving and to highlight the narrative imagery. Read Less
Member since: