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Concerns about contemporary society’s relationship and or disconnect with both wild and domesticated animals has driven me to pursue environmental research on both a regional and global level. Confronting the ideological shift of human influence on the earth is critical to my purpose as an artist. I believe that through narrating the surprising acclimation of animals in urban areas; celebrating the juxtaposition of power between nature and modernity; and revealing the accepted ugliness industrialization that humans hide away, we can begin to have conversations that encourage sustainability.

Cultures have survived for centuries, collectively progressing in order to meet their needs, habits and traditions, but not without compromise. These “symptoms” of culture must be told and captured as permanent artifacts. These stories between humans and animals and written accounts of culture have historically 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. With the intention that these works endure, they allow future generations see into a window of the past.


Birds and Bugs Platter
earthenware
13" 13" x 4"
2017
Nocturnal Vase
Earthenware
15" x 8" x 6"
2016
Whale Kite Platter
earthenware
14" x 8" x 4"
2017
Radioactive KC, MO
Earthenware
20" x 36" x 5"
2016
Interior of Lacey Turtle Bowl
Earthenware
15" x 15" x 5"
2016
Domestic Detachment and Detail.
Earthenware
12" x 12" x 3"
2016
Animal Mugs
Earthenware
5" x 5" x 3" each
2016
Let's Make this Work
Earthenware
6" x 6" x 2" each
2016
whale tile
Lowfire Red Earthenware
9" x 11" x 2"
2015
penguin mug
Lowfire Red Earthenware
2015
turtle plate
Midfire Tan Stoneware
9" x 9" x 1"
2015
toad tile
Lowfire Red Earthenware
10" x 12" x 2"
2015
whale plate
Midfire Tan Stoneware
8.5 x 8.5 x 1"
2015
Paisley Pitcher
Earthenware
16" x 10" x 12"
2016
three birds plate
Midfire Tan Stoneware
10" x 10" x 1"
2015
Interior of Bat Bowl
Midfire Tan Stoneware
7" x 7" x 4"
2015
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Transient Security
Earthenware
56" x 20" x 10"
2013
Detail
2013
Endemic to Antarctica: From 3,000 to 400
earthenware
23" x" 13" x 17"
2012
A Last Resort in an Extreme Circumstance
earthenware
20" x 15.5" x 24"
2012