A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
Spending long hours trail running has allowed me to gain access to a meditative
state where unrestricted thoughts occur, creative thought flows, and complex problem
solving comes with ease. In this trance, I cannot separate myself from my surroundings. I
am no longer a body, a form, but I become what I see. I am within the landscape, as if my
own rhythm has pounded me into a new existence.
I create vessels to communicate an ideal mind-body connection one can only access when
exploring the natural world in solitude. I bring the ideas of lightness, clarity, and calmness
of mind from these moments to my work. Nature is referenced, and is paired with a still,
minimal aesthetic, to place the viewer in a state of mind for introspection. Each piece
is a contained but open space, holding a natural force like that which is stirring up my desire to run.
I make sculptural vessels to comment directly on a state of mind of clarity and lightness when experiencing open landscape. I make pots to take part in nourishing the body with this same tone of mindfulness and meditation. Forming habits to take care of the self are worthwhile, therefore I devote myself to these processes that can soothe; where mind, body and land can combine like a song.