A collection of my recent and brand-new ceramics will be on display at Georgie’s Ceramic & Clay in Northeast Portland from January 13 through March 7, 2018.
I’ll be unveiling the first iteration of my newest project, Moon Bowls, featuring an accurate, carved relief Full Moon and Dark Moon, and the cascading effects they have on life in our ocean world. The cycles of the sun, moon and tides dictate spawning, feeding, birth and migration patterns in ways we are still discovering.
Click here to preview all the works in the exhibit.
I’ve titled this exhibit “Night Sea,” as it includes a collection of my work exploring two of my greatest loves: the infinite blackness of space, and the explosion of life in the depths of the ocean. Bringing these works together made me more aware of the connection between vast geological cycles and the natural rhythms of life. I find peace and joy in exploring the mystery and beauty of these unknown environments, and studying the real and imagined points of light, and life, that enliven the depths.
Ostrea, 2017, stoneware, 20″ – 30″ diameter, each.
The contrast of light and darkness is an ongoing focus in my work, complemented by the tactile contrast of smooth and rough surfaces in my sculpture. I use these contrasts to explore ideas of inner and outer spaces, playful discovery, and delight in the unknown.