Most of my current work work is a development of an interest that I’ve long had in exploring threads of commonality between the tea ceremony objects (particularly the tea bowl) and abstract expressionist painting and sculpture.
Discarding notions of static utilitarian objects overlayed with “decoration” I see works as they progress, as a multi-layered continuum, with the marks embedded somewhere within the outer layers.
I try to imbue the work with a visceral quality, utilizing the tensions between, symmetry and asymmetry, control, intuition and some chaos. The felicitous accident can be a real bonus.
I love making objects that might have a use, although function is often subverted in the interests of playing with materials, sometimes nudging them in counter-intuitive ways.