Elements in nature are a constant source of inspiration for my work. As an artist, and as a human being I am perpetually fascinated by the ever-changing tapestry of patterns and textures we find in the natural world. I strive to create forms, which echo the subtle details I love in nature. These sculptural forms are hand thrown, hand built, carved, torn, and then paddled to appear aged and weathered, as if to mimic the effects of sun, water and wind. The crackle glazes are used purposefully to reflect the gnarled imperfections and beauty that I witness every single day.
The philosophy contained in the artistry of ikebana is one of natural, minimal simplcity. ‘One piece of foliage has more meaning than the use of many.’ It is said that the meaning found in the art of ikebana lives not only in the creation of beauty for the beholder, but also in the experience of gathering and then observing the natural sculpture of the arrangement as it appears, simply, as itself. For me, it is a spiritual journey.