Artist statement

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.