Visual art for me is about having a voice.
I use it as a platform to address real life concerns, and experiences. To shed light on addiction, on sleep, to commemorate a friend’s life and passing. It manifests in ceramics and printmaking , but the documentation of the work will reach more people than the vessels I make ever would.
The picture or video of the piece or process is valued more today than the art I create, or techniques employed.
I have fought against this by fostering community through ceramics and local engagement.
Ultimately, ceramics should be experienced, touched , visceral, and felt. They are so much more than a picture on a computer screen.
Art has the power to create conversation, provoke emotional responses, and bringing people together. By challenging social stigmas and expectations I aim to create works that empower expressions of truth. Art helps me to find meaning in the obstacles I face.
It takes courage to walk towards an uncertain future, but for me that feels like freedom.