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About

This work is a development of an interest that I’ve long had in drawing together and exploring threads of commonality between the tea ceremony objects (particularly the tea bowl) and abstract expressionist painting and sculpture.

Trying to think about the work in a fresh way, discarding notions of static utilitarian objects overlayed with “decoration” I consider the works as they progress, anthropomorphically, as a layered continuum of bones, flesh and skin with the markings suspended somewhere within the outer layers.

I want to imbue the work with a visceral quality, utilizing the tensions between, symmetry and asymmetry, control, intuition and chaos.