I use the unique properties of porcelain to make trompe l’ oeil sculptures that are refined and detailed. Constructing arrangements that “fool the eye” of the viewer, I try to evoke a recognition of what is common in our experience. My work reflects my connection with nature, family and my family’s history. It is both nostalgic and current, mingling familiar imagery and objects that speak to human interaction and relationships.
I am also exploring memories, the stepping-stones to who we are, and the association of then and now. Boxes of “stuff” collected and saved, containers and tins of treasures too special to discard, photo albums and journals all link us to the past. We save them, forget them and rediscover them. What we choose to save and how we edit, condense and contain our memories, and those passed on to us, also link us to the future, where we too will become just memories.
My pieces capture a moment in time, past and present.