As an artist I am interested in exploring the different reactions that people have when interacting with a work of art. I am intrigued by how these interactions affect and are affected by each individual’s memory recall of personal life experience and how this connection might allow him or her to relate to the work on a real emotional level. Twenty people can look at an image and pull something completely different from the exact same stimulus whether through texture or color. It is this kind of response that I hope to push and expand through the tactile nature of my work.
For me art is a hands-on, emotional process. I enjoy approaching my work as an ongoing, internalized conversation. I work mainly in printmaking and clay, materials that provide a fluidity of expression for me and allow a certain spontaneity in my approach. When I apply a glaze or ink to my surfaces I want to feel an interaction with the materials, and I want my marks to reflect that fluidity. I hope the evidence of my personal connection with my materials encourages my viewers to experience the work on a more intimate level.