Artist Statement

My work includes sculptural vessels, wall tiles, and artist books, their surfaces marked with tools, ceramic pencils, slips, glazes and iron toner prints. Some pieces have paper inserts, and the versos of the porcelain books are of various rag papers with my prints or drawings. My pieces should be perceived through touch as well as sight, as intimate and personal works of art.

Imagery of writing and maps is central to my work, expressing messages that may be variously interpreted or understood depending on context. I use maps as diagrams of both certainty and doubt, pointing to where we think we are and to the biases, hopes and fears underlying that assumption. I may intersperse them with scribbles, texts and graffiti, often faded and fragmentary, palimpsests of color, shape and meaning attacked by time.