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Flux
Life presents itself with poignant moments of extreme sadness and happiness that help to define who we are as a person. These events may demand from us work and commitment in order to find the point when everything can turn to overwhelming contentment. Flux visually conveys my desire to establish permanency and self-identity in an increased need to consider what is necessary for me to feel satisfied. On the surface, I look at the stability of my home and personal relationships as components that are required for me to feel comfort and secure.

I strive to make mixed media ceramic sculptures work that have a strong physical and tactile presence. Important consideration is given to the qualities and conceptuality of the materials and how they can play off of each other. By layering clay and various other materials, such as paper and wood, I encourage a relationship between delicate and complex layers of the various events that I have experienced.