Artist Statement

I create work that embodies transition and takes a viewer on a journey where ideas about reality shift.  In my installations, sculpted shoes exist with nature, where barnacles, moths, or flowers are conduits to a place of connection and beauty.  Garments become metaphors for relationship between mind and body, as well as body to nature.  Many hand-made pieces come together to redefine realities, between recalling and recoiling–where beauty, intrigue, or repulsion are intertwined.  My work intends to redefine social, physical, and spiritual self, and to incite a process of change.  As a tool for transformation, I have created art as a way to gain a greater connection to self and understanding of human nature.  I embrace new methods with each work, intrigued by the versatility and endless possibilities of clay and resolving unexpected challenges with each installation.