The most important aspect of being an artist is to know oneself. With each idea or feeling that I manifest in my work, I receive a clearer vision of my true thoughts, and perceptions. I am not satisfied with merely contemplating and verbally discussing my ideas. I have a drive to create, to unify the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of my self. I have a desire to continually expand the limits of my creative energy. This creative energy is fueled by knowledge and experience.
My interest in sculpture revolves around ideas of the open textual nature of abstract forms. Most of my ideas are taken from objects I have interacted with in my dreams. Often the concepts behind my work are discovered as the work is physically manifested. Like a dream that is processed in the waking world of consciousness, I see my work as a tool in revealing a deep source of knowledge and awareness. As I relate and interact with the work, correlations between a subconscious system and my waking view of the world begin to coincide. Working with clay has allowed me new flexibility of form and fluidity of expression. In my recent ceramic sculpture I have sought representation of various transformative features within my internal process, and have found a place for their existence in the physical world. My intention is not only to co-manifest in physical form my thoughts and ideas, but to make them matter. Much of my recent work can most readily be grouped as combined media or ‘New Genre’ in the sense that it involves a conglomeration of various materials and technologies.