Artist Statement

My work is influenced by androids found in science fiction. I reference science fiction to create cyborgs mimicking the gestures found in antiquity and renaissance artwork. Through this exploration, I express the strain of mental illness and the means in which it affects my perception on relationships and reality. In light of the new reality in which we all live, I find that the work is evolving – utilizing different materials than in my previous work. what I have found is that using non ceramic materials has pushed my work into the personal. I am contemplating the reference of gothic architecture to inform regal gowns made of tule and other transparent fabrics usually used for adornment, and often found in lingerie to tie architecture to its relationship to the body. this system of making at home has resulted in a shift to a focus on cast multiples and pillows, creating multiple blank slates to convey the many facets of living with mental illness.