Art > Sculpture

I make people.

They’re not perfect; they’re not even pretty.

But they do illustrate the elemental qualities of the human condition. My people are mottled and bumpy; they’re off-kilter, yet grounded. In my creative process, I embrace the chaos of life and find beauty in imperfection.

The architectural elements in each piece – dense skyscrapers, complex scaffolding, and slum housing – illustrate the complexity of 21st century life, from the social constructions that keep our world running to the systemic structures that oppress us every day. Single buildings celebrate individuality or elevate the mundane; collections of architecture create tenuous landscapes where strength and vulnerability fight, constantly seeking balance.

My work is innovative and complex from start to finish. I over-fire clay and under-fire glazes to get surfaces that ooze, bubble and melt; I build my figures in parts; I use construction materials – such as steel, concrete, mortar, and epoxy – to assemble those parts; and I use armatures and supports as I build to achieve a gravity-defying effect in each finished sculpture.

My work certainly suggests the possibility of individual or social change, but nothing is overstated: I rely on viewers to bring their own feelings, experiences, and opinions to each piece. I leave space for people to define my art on their own terms. And, of course, I strive to suspend disbelief: the viewer sees him/herself in each piece and pauses in that revelation.

Pile
Fired Clay, Oxide Wash, Epoxy
36” x 13” x 11”
2015
Pile (detail)
Fired Clay, Oxide Wash, Epoxy
36” x 13” x 11”
2015
Athena
Fired Clay, Glaze
27” x 18.5” x 18”
2016
Athena (detail)
Fired Clay, Glaze
27” x 18.5” x 18”
2016
Athena (detail)
Fired Clay, Glaze
27” x 18.5” x 18”
2016
Cleopatra
Fired Clay, Oxide Wash
21.5” x 7.5” x 8.5”
2016
Cleopatra (detail)
Fired Clay, Oxide Wash
21.5” x 7.5” x 8.5”
2016
Grumpy
Fired Clay, Glaze
13.5” x 7” x 6.5”
2016
Grumpy (detail)
Fired Clay, Glaze
13.5” x 7” x 6.5”
2016
Flee
Fired Clay, Glaze, Threaded Rod, Epoxy
47” x 11” x 8”
2016
Flee (detail)
Fired Clay, Glaze, Threaded Rod, Epoxy
47” x 11” x 8”
2016
The Runner
Fired Clay, Epoxy, Steel, Concrete
40” x 13” x 12”
2015
Empire
Fired Clay, Epoxy
40” x 11” x 10”
2015
Old Man
Fired Clay
29” x 11” x 9”
2015
Old Man (detail)
Fired Clay
29” x 11” x 9”
2015
Sebastian #1
Fired Clay, Epoxy, Paint
39” x 20” x 12”
2015
Sebastian #2
Fired Clay, Epoxy, Mortar, Paint, Steel, Concrete
36” x 14” x 11”.
2015
She Was Gone
Fired Clay, Mortar
9" x 13" x 41"
2015
She Was Gone (detail)
Fired Clay, Mortar
9" x 13" x 41"
2015
Head Above Water
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete, Epoxy
9" x 8" x 37"
2015
Lien Over
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete, Epoxy
10" x 6.5" x 31.5"
2014
If I Could
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete, Epoxy
15.5" x 7.5" x 46.5"
2015
If I Could (detail)
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete, Epoxy
15.5" x 7.5" x 46.5"
2015
Scaffold
Fired Clay, Glaze, Welded Steel, Epoxy
23” x 12” x 10”
2015
Scaffold (detail)
Fired Clay, Glaze, Welded Steel, Epoxy
23” x 12” x 10”
2015
Full to the Brim
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete
8.5" x 7.5" x 27.5"
2015
Ghost
Fired Clay, Mortar
11" x 6" x 33.5"
2015
Lower Me Down
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete
12" x 12" x 38.5"
2014
An Ocean Between Us
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete, Epoxy
15.5" x 8" x 41"
2015
An Ocean Between Us
Fired Clay, Mortar, Steel, Concrete, Epoxy
15.5" x 8" x 41"
2015
Full Tilt
Fired Clay, Mortar
10" x 7.5" x 41.5"
2014
Man on Wire
Fired Clay, Mortar, Concrete, Steel, Epoxy
34" x 13" x 10"
2014