What am I thinking about?????

Ceramic sculpture and portraiture, in particular, are forms of a visual narration that I use to satisfy my urge for documenting what I see in human nature. Evocative of well-loved toys and obsolete artifacts, I use the implied history of these objects to encourage the viewer to disconnect from the present situation and conjure their own individual narratives from my sculptures.

Working with concepts that are personal and sometimes narcissistic perceptions of the gloomy side of life, dark humor is my buffer. Dry or irreverent, it is humor that mystifies the tragic.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Manners Series

These are in-progress shots of a sculpture from the Manners Series. I'm thinking about building a wooden hand dolly that functions as both a base and part of the concept behind the piece. Which has to do with with mobility and lack of it as well as manufactured ideals. Eventually the sculpture will hold a balloon in the right hand that inflates when a person walks in front of it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Compensation Series

Over compensation is a pronounced striving to neutralize and conceal a strong but unacceptable character trait by substituting for it an opposite trait.