My ceramic artwork is a commentary on the true content of our daily lives and what we feel is important. My clay objects depict the range of mass communication our society produces. Headlines, promotional copy, logos, branding, and graphic design have all found a second voice in my personal art. The artwork borrows the language and advertising images of American culture and manipulates the content into a deeper narrative about life.

To create these works, I have both created and accumulated a library of printing plates to mark the clay with impressions. The graphics of newspapers, promotional flyers, ads and logos cover the clay surface like wallpaper. This marriage of a two-dimensional message applied to a three-dimensional space is the foundation for my creativity. Seemingly random associations between images of logos, handguns, product instructions, and headlines direct the viewer through a personal journey of visual associations to create a narrative.

Curriculum Vitae