Ceramics | Sculpture
I am inspired by using a variety of media to express statements about the rhythms and cycles of living. The creative nature of the universe excites me and I filter this through my lens of female experience.
I started working with pine needles in 1996, a direct result of living under some messy long needled pine trees. Pine needle baskets are an elegant recycled art form: the needles are only used when they are down and dry. I added ceramic back into my mix of media in 2001, as a way to personally heal after the violence of 9/11.
While using traditional materials (pine needles and ceramic) and traditional methods (coiling and slab), I push the final product into a non-traditional sculptural vessel, while honoring the original rhythms of the materials. The finished vessels make statements about a moment in time, a sense of place, a cycle started, a cycle complete.