Artist Statements

 

BFA Thesis Exhibition      Ideas, thoughts, innate, imagine  Visual, stream of consciousness  Play, discover, evolve, nonverbal  Continual, perpetuation, research, refine  Collaboration, coalescence, combination, dialogue, composition  Relationships, interactions, responding, reacting  Connections, detachments, individual, community  Document, archive, record, organize, collect  Symmetry, repetition, pivot, mirror  Structure, transparency, whole resting on broken  Identity, experience, truth, compelled, peace  Color, childhood, childlike, freedom  Artifact, symbol, language, shape and form

BFA Thesis Exhibition

Ideas, thoughts, innate, imagine

Visual, stream of consciousness

Play, discover, evolve, nonverbal

Continual, perpetuation, research, refine

Collaboration, coalescence, combination, dialogue, composition

Relationships, interactions, responding, reacting

Connections, detachments, individual, community

Document, archive, record, organize, collect

Symmetry, repetition, pivot, mirror

Structure, transparency, whole resting on broken

Identity, experience, truth, compelled, peace

Color, childhood, childlike, freedom

Artifact, symbol, language, shape and form


Daisy      Thoughts that manifest visually not verbally, collage of thoughts  Cultural references, bilingual  Colors and forms, my language  Identity, memories, distilled through my experience of existence filtered through my present, me  Organized, Individuals working together to create a whole  Separate, individuality

Daisy

Thoughts that manifest visually not verbally, collage of thoughts

Cultural references, bilingual

Colors and forms, my language

Identity, memories, distilled through my experience of existence filtered through my present, me

Organized, Individuals working together to create a whole

Separate, individuality


Path Cup      Peace, comfort, calming, still, morning light, nature  Sustainable, enduring, real objects, real materials, sturdy, everyday use  Slow life Aesthetic, handmade heirloom, intentionally and purposefully made  Drinking, community, friends  Quality of life

Path Cup

Peace, comfort, calming, still, morning light, nature

Sustainable, enduring, real objects, real materials, sturdy, everyday use

Slow life Aesthetic, handmade heirloom, intentionally and purposefully made

Drinking, community, friends

Quality of life

Thoughts that manifest visually not verbally, colors and forms, collage of thoughts

Explorations, refining skill, necessary skill, practical, future

Repetition, steps, process, silencing, focusing thought to the present moment of creation

Organized, clean

The foot is important

Opaque colors from my lifetime 1985-2018

functional

Flat, designs

Angled grooved, stripes

Hand sized

Rounded bottom hovering


Dessert Series      où je vivais là-bas, slow life, desert, disease, nature, rest  Symmetry, contained space, repetition, multiples, pivoting  Resting on rocky terrain, whole resting on broken  color combinations, early 1990’s Japanese animation films  Formal elements and ideas are before and also present in creating, conscious, first, intentional  Thoughts and revelations come after creating, discovered, self-discovery  Played with in composition, intuition, but exist alone  Artifacts, documentation, nonverbal communication, form    If I could do anything with my work I would hike into the desert and leave my piece there. Alone in the light and beauty, surrounded by the dust and earth and plants. I would collect samples of the plants I came into contact with. I would carry my piece with me into the desert, I would know where it needed to be placed when I arrived there, I would place it carefully on the ground. The piece would be remembered by me only. Never seen by others it would rest, still. The piece would exist separate from any society or civilization that exists somewhere else, separate. It would exist apart from the normal art object life in a gallery, home or museum. It would never know that life. It would never know the normal course of events. It would exist apart. It would take in the heat of the sun and the cool of the shade and night. It would exist under the illumination of the moon and stars and know well the rustling of desert brush and the buzzing of insects. It would be related to this environment being made from clay but unlike anything around it because it was formed, altered. Placed carefully, respectfully and left. My pieces each individually reflect me, existing, separate, behind, apart, alone, and longing to be outside.

Dessert Series

où je vivais là-bas, slow life, desert, disease, nature, rest

Symmetry, contained space, repetition, multiples, pivoting

Resting on rocky terrain, whole resting on broken

color combinations, early 1990’s Japanese animation films

Formal elements and ideas are before and also present in creating, conscious, first, intentional

Thoughts and revelations come after creating, discovered, self-discovery

Played with in composition, intuition, but exist alone

Artifacts, documentation, nonverbal communication, form

If I could do anything with my work I would hike into the desert and leave my piece there. Alone in the light and beauty, surrounded by the dust and earth and plants. I would collect samples of the plants I came into contact with. I would carry my piece with me into the desert, I would know where it needed to be placed when I arrived there, I would place it carefully on the ground. The piece would be remembered by me only. Never seen by others it would rest, still. The piece would exist separate from any society or civilization that exists somewhere else, separate. It would exist apart from the normal art object life in a gallery, home or museum. It would never know that life. It would never know the normal course of events. It would exist apart. It would take in the heat of the sun and the cool of the shade and night. It would exist under the illumination of the moon and stars and know well the rustling of desert brush and the buzzing of insects. It would be related to this environment being made from clay but unlike anything around it because it was formed, altered. Placed carefully, respectfully and left. My pieces each individually reflect me, existing, separate, behind, apart, alone, and longing to be outside.


Bioluminescence, Mitosis      Interacting, relationships, connections, detachment  Engage, conversation, dialogue, language  Touch, hold, over, under, balance  Curving, bending, moving, playing  Kaleidoscope, pivot, evolution, mitosis  Repetition, multiplying  Thought, innate, imagine  See, discover, conscious, documentation, interpretation  Refine, research, daily diligence, productivity  World, tribe, symbol, form, structure  Individual, community, collection

Bioluminescence, Mitosis

Interacting, relationships, connections, detachment

Engage, conversation, dialogue, language

Touch, hold, over, under, balance

Curving, bending, moving, playing

Kaleidoscope, pivot, evolution, mitosis

Repetition, multiplying

Thought, innate, imagine

See, discover, conscious, documentation, interpretation

Refine, research, daily diligence, productivity

World, tribe, symbol, form, structure

Individual, community, collection


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Pocket Things

 

forms, shapes, lines, suggested space and surface

movement, flowing, dripping, waving, bending, curling, rolling, twisting

unique, individual

together, relationships and interactions, responding, reacting, space

connectivity and disconnectedness


Chainmail

 

Common ground, identity sharing

Breath, blood, emotions

Connected

 

Mortal coil

Physical, spiritual

Connected

 

Interactions, moments, time, memories, experiences

Influenced, affected 

Accumulation

Personality, Identity

Connected

 

Exploration, Movement, Kinetic

Interaction, performance

Process, methodical, systematic, routine, mathematic

Repetition, refine, create

Connections