We live in a time of social change and responsibility. Inspired by these conversations, my sculptures are filled with playful, tongue in cheek comments on the human condition.
As a child brought up around the livestock industry, I often use animals as the main characters to replace, represent, and critique their human counterparts. These animals sit amongst a naive two-dimensional narrative world of childlike doodles.
Each sculpture becomes a process of repackaging the weight we carry, by viewing our human strife through rose colored glasses.
My figures are sculpted out of a solid block of clay. I leave them very simply made, as my sculpting technique highlights the building blocks of bone, ligament, and muscle. I believe it captures the energy and movement of each animal or human. I combine them with slab built pedestals and doodled scenery. They become my way of telling their story, allowing my animals a context in their own little universe.
"Rose Colored Glasses" August 2019, Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Sewickley, PA.
"Living West" May - August 2015, Medalta Potteries. Alberta, Canada.
"Backroads" May 2015, Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD.
"2020 Sculpture National" April 2020, Clay Studio of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.
"Beyond The Brickyard" February - April 2020, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT.
"Miami Art Basel" December 2019, Aqua Art Miami.
Miami Beach, FL.
"Wild Things" July 2019, CDCP Project Space. Pittsburgh, PA.
“Drawn From Nature” April 2019, Audubon Society. Greater Philadelphia, PA.
“Pancakes and Booze Art Show” February 23rd 2019, Spirit. Pittsburgh, PA.
"A Woman's Voice Through Art"
May - June 2018, Erie Art Gallery. Erie, PA.
"The Gist Street International Ceramics Bash” March 2018, James Simon Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA.
“The Rust Belt Invitational” November - January 2017/18, Standard Ceramics. Carnegie, PA.
“Workhouse Clay International 2017” August - October 2017, Workhouse Arts Center. Lorton, VA.
“Drawn From Nature” April 2017, Audubon Society. Greater Philadelphia, PA.
"Nature: Surface, Form, Content" February - March 2017, The Clay Studio. Missoula, MT.
“Open-ended” January - March 2017, Hygienic Art. New London, CT.
"Menagerie" May - July 2016, Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD
“2015 Young Talent” January - April 2015, Washington Art Association. Washington, CT.
“I don’t always feel beautiful,
but I always feel human,
and maybe that’s my problem.”