Archived Wall Tile and Tablet Gallery
The wall tablets or tiles you see here represent the love I have for drawing and painting on clay.
The permanent nature of clay motivates the manifestation of the drawn, sculpted, and painted images and forms within this body of work. Image, color and material coexist in order to make evident the stories surrounding life.
The disposition of contemporary society’s relationship and or disconnect with both wild and domesticated animals is complex. By chronicling the threatened and easily forgotten life forms that make up the natural world I hope to reveal their fragile essence as permanent artifacts.
The practically imperishable ancient Middle Eastern clay tablet is an object that communicates a writing system which has shed light on cultural and spiritual events of a time long past. It eloquently testifies Babylonian, Sumerian, and Assyrian contributions to human civilization. Communication through fired or hardened earth is also evident in the caves of Lascaux and the engraved petroglyphs found globally. I attempt to capture this spirit in my work.
These pictorial stories between humans and animals and written accounts of culture have informed our perspectives on the human condition. It is for these reasons I have chosen to portray the present landscape, narrate the changes in the environment, and bring attention to the loss of wild animals. It is my intention that these works will endure and allow future generations to look into a window of the past.