Artist Statement Submitted 2015I appreciate the unusual beauty in the common, the simple, and the ordinary, as well as the beauty of form and detail. The shapes, textures, and colors that I use in my work derive from my childhood exposure to everyday life. When I started creating art, these shapes, forms, designs, and textures were unconsciously transmitted to my work.
I am now working with pine needles, raffia, and clay, and I also make vessels from copper wire, silver-plated wire, and copper strips. I love the rich colors, the flexibility, and the infinite number of shapes that I can create using these media. I twine the wire around copper spokes to create my vessels, and the shape is spontaneous. I often melt the tips of the spokes. Depending on the effect I want to create, some are tips hammered flat and others are left as spheres