In my work I combine an abstract curvilinear sculptural form with surreal narrative painting in order to create an illusion of dynamically changing reality. The illusion of a three-dimensional world formed by realistically rendered painting intermingles with the three-dimensionality of the object.
I build with clay and paint with underglazes. I create an impression of interchangeability between flat image and three-dimensional form.
In my sculptures I am trying to convey an internal world of a person, as if it is contained inside a closed form, or like a figure that undergoes an inversion on a complex plane. I am looking for a three-dimensional space that can hold an external world. A world remembered or imagined from the past, a world that is forced by the inversion to live inside a ceramic sculpture, a world that smoothly transitions from one dimensionality to the other, a world of a dream with a broken and twisted perspective.
Clay & Glass National Juried Exhibition January 26 - March 1, 2013 Opening Reception on Saturday, January 26 from 7 - 9 p.m.