As an artist, I find my inspiration from natural and architectural environments. While growing up in Beaufort and Washington counties of northeastern North Carolina, I had first hand opportunities to explore ponds, creeks, rivers and sounds the way only children that are allowed to roam freely can experience. Having parents that enjoyed reading, inventing and telling tales to their children helped nurture my imagination and the blending of the real and my created images and symbols.
My work seems to always be in a constant flux as I strive to examine and react to the past and present ways human beings have visually attempted to express their sense of place in the world. While I have enjoyed working in a variety of media, I have found that clay has been my primary medium of choice. I am not a traditional potter. My exploration and experimentation with clay imagery identifies me as a hand builder and sculptor. Each piece is born out of “PLAY” and “DISCOVERY” from an anthropological connection to traditional cultures, mythological stories, reading, nature hikes, rhythms and plain old everyday observations of things and interactions that are generally taken for granted.