These objects are investigations of innovative land use and cultivation processes made initially during a trip to South America. Fired ceramic Plots become fertile blocks, wedges, and cliffs and are adorned unexpectedly with polymer clay and acrylic. I'm interested in engaging the viewer regarding material use and the idea of "man made" versus "natural" in agriculture today.
The Hybrid Forms (Working Together Closely) series investigates the patterns and prevailing ways seen in different species and at varied scales in the natural world. The works are reminiscent of familiar creatures, plants, and organisms. Reaching, puffing and sagging, the sculptures remain rooted in a playful interaction of imaginary systems working closely together. Materials including pigmented casting foam, wire, flock, acrylic and fired ceramic play a role in inviting the viewer to inspect the detailed nuances and textural shifts of each object.