I found and continue to develop my voice through visual expression. The totemic sculptures I create are influenced by the Modernism Movement of the early 20th century. Each sculpture is a collection of biomorphic forms used in a contemporary assemblage, then becoming a 3D canvas.
I believe that my work is a visual metaphor for embracing and celebrating individuality and diversity while creating interdependence and community. I hand build each individual form with clay to represent a human characteristic. The incised marks offer a view of the emotions as I create each piece and provide additional symbolism in the work.
Through my life experiences, formal education, and continued art practice, I have grown in self knowledge, and continued to develop my voice as an artist through abstract forms. While I personally celebrate and embrace diversity and enjoy interweaving a variety of people, creation of the totemic sculptures are symbolic, expressing my life choices through clay.