In recent iterations of my utilitarian work, I've begun to explore the use of scaffolding-like structures to obscure or obstruct the wheel-thrown forms. My intention is to create objects that require inspection to discover their intended use. As I build upon this work, I want to explore how these objects can become metaphors for human interaction. How can I create objects that communicate a sense of guarded identity? What structures entice viewers to touch and what inspires hesitation? The following images represent a breadth of exploration into these questions.
Dimensions: H 8 X W 10 X D 4 in.
Materials: Earthenware, Acrylic
Dimensions: H 30 x W 18 x L 12 in.
Materials: Stoneware, Underglaze, Acrylic, Hand-tied Net
Dimensions: H 10 x W 25 x L 7 in.
Materials: Stoneware, Porcelain Slip, Plastic Clay Bag
Dimensions: H 4 x W 5 x L 10 1/2 in.
Materials: Stoneware, Underglaze, Iron Oxide
I am not enough
Dimensions: H 14 x W 11 x L 22 in
Materials: Stoneware, Acrylic
This piece is a part of the permanent collection at the Mulvane Art Museum in Topeka, Kansas.
The following is work from my BFA exhibition in 2016. During my undergraduate studies I was given the time and resources to explore different processes and my own visual language. My BFA exhibition consisted of drawings, prints, ceramic sculptures, and photography that explored materiality, body language, and human emotion.