Human imperfection in all its iterations is the re-occurring theme of my work.
Society prizes superficial beauty. My sculptures prove that the reverse is true.
The way we now choose to communicate increases the need for art to make a visceral connection.
Each sculpture strives to tell a story of pain, fear, and hope through a multi dimensional engagement with its audience.
Clay, soft, sensually tactile, and a primal element of art throughout history, is my base material.
Each coil built piece is assembled, layer by layer, I create movement in the piece by manipulating the sculpture whilst still pliable.
The fired sculpture is coated with stone then carved, sanded & hand polished. Other surface finishes combine liquid metals, stains & paint.
By cutting through the surface layers, I am able to deepen the emotional context of the piece.
California State University Fullerton, Fullerton California
Batchelor Arts & Science
University of California Irvine, Irvine California
California State University San Marcos, San Marcos California
Fullerton College, Fullerton College
Associate of Arts
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
2008 Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York
2007 Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York
2006 Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York
2005 Laguna Beach Arts Festival, California
2004 Laguna Beach Arts Festival, California
2004 Best New Artist Laguna Beach Art Festival
Selected by the Board of The Happy Hearts Foundation as Project Artist 2006
2004-2009 Artist Sculptor
1993-2008 CFP Certified Financial Planner