Welcome to my art studio. I am very
humbled to place my artwork on the Internet for everyone to view. It is my
hope that someone will find joy in my work. It is a very personal activity
and an expression of my creativity, and I want to share my life’s
progression with you.
After a course in life
casting, I challenged myself to deal with the torso, and it was a challenge!
How does one show emotion, feelings, and thoughts with the torso? The “Heart
Armor” series began focusing on male emotions, feelings, and thoughts. The
torsos portray African American culture, Native American culture,
political/societal expression, and pop culture and death.
Then a decade later, I began a new series of
birds. The “bird series” was a struggle of construction. Using the raku
process, these fantasy birds were whimsical and colorful.
After a trip to Oaxaca,
Mexico in 2012, I am now concentrating on a new series called “Lil’ Saints”.
These pious figures, using the slab construction method, are humble and
subdued, using the raku process.
The process is always
intriguing: creating clay forms, changing and altering the form, painting
and glazing, and finally firing them. In the last stage of the cycle of
creation, each piece gains acceptance for what it is. Sometimes, that is the
most difficult part of the whole process!