The impetus that drives my work is the attempt to lure others into confronting uncomfortable issues; ones that I tend to scrutinize myself for. Simplified but realistic representations of animals are combined and contrasted with drawings of children, repetitive pattern, and color to physically depict emotional shift and uneasiness. This ongoing internal investigation allows me to explore subjects that I find awkward, uncomfortable and personal, subjects that I am able to better articulate through my work, those that would be difficult to put into words.
Using clay as my primary sculptural material allows me endless versatility in the expression of my ideas. My works are predominantly three-dimensional canvases that allow me to combine two-dimensional elements, resulting in both connections and contradictions. This process and overall melded composition are meant to correlate with an embodiment of tension, anxiety, and disguises for human emotions or experiences. My intent is to create subtle recreations of human vulnerabilities with elements that keep the viewer engaged despite the disquieting nature of the precarious situation of the animals.