This series is a basic building block for much of what my artwork is now. It touches into my belief that our lives are created through events and occurrences that lead to experiences which lead to us learning about life and more about who we are as people and even more so as individuals. Through textures I create occurrences within each piece that are unique to them alone, even if they reoccur in multiple pieces. The marks are one of a kind and lead to the work’s individuality.
Being an only child I’ve always felt like, in life, I was the lone wolf. And for much of my life I’ve attempted to accomplish everything on my own. The idea of asking for or needing help was a foreign concept to me. However, I soon began to realize how key companionship is; whether it be friends, family, or loved ones. It is impossible to do everything on your own. The people you are closest with help you through all parts of life. This series parallels the connection ceramics and wood have to how we share connections with others. We're, they're, their own entities, yet at the same time they embrace and enhance each other. I see their relationship much like that of those we’re closest with.
A series I call squiggles it touches into the self-growth I, and we, have gone through. The mere idea of scribbling on a piece of paper as a child is what inspired this. As we get older we refine our mind and body. I like to think this series is an extension of my growth as a person as I refine the once aimless scribbles on paper to detailed and complex wall installations comprised of abstract ceramic works.