My work is a response to the natural environment and how humans mark, order, and alter the land. I am interested in our history with the landscape; how we learn about the world through repetition and difference and how we understand nature by distancing ourselves from it. The relationship between parts and wholes in the landscape creates a language of interlocking, nested elements, a working system of units.
In recreating a sense of landscape with the hand and materials, I create places. The installations become artificial environments, spaces between the natural and the synthetic. Many pieces are ongoing, continuous, and able to be rearranged representing our changing interaction with the landscape and the constant changes of the land itself.
Through clay, from terracotta to porcelain, I can explore the landscape from the material that makes up the earth’s surface. Inherently capable of abstraction, clay encourages invention and possibilities.