Drowning consists of small series of work, all abstract visions of land- or sea-scapes shifting and changing faster than we know.
The pieces are usually stoneware, sometimes porcelain. All are vessels, so angular and flattened that they carry no burden of any function but visual and tactile pleasure. They are layered with slips, underglazes, scribbled marks of ceramic pencils, tissue transfers and decals. Poems and quotes may be faintly seen on their surfaces.
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Red Tides refer to the toxic bloom of algae (for example, the beautiful dinoflagellate known as karenia brevis) infesting shores and beaches with deadly results.
Ice Melt pieces are layered images of boiling seas under swiftly melting glaciers.
Opheliads evoke waterways choked with weeds and poisons, a false glint of gold lying deep under, tempting a plunge within.