Much of my work begins as a stream of creative conscious exploring variations of a theme, pattern, or idea that is brought forth with a base in fired clay and frequently augmented with found pieces of metal.
I produced a series in the beginning of 2017 called Ancient Cities; stacks of tiles framed in metal Bourbon barrel stays. I also began work on another series called Linear Lives; abstract humanistic forms on vertical metal rods. It was the combination of these works that finally jogged a memory and gave me insight into some of my creations and their Muse.
When I was 7-10 years old my father was in charge of auditing the military bases throughout the Southwest. My parents chose to take us with them in a motorhome during the summer months. We were introduced to the cultures and history of the indigenous people that lived through these areas. We were also exposed to the incredible beauty of the environment. I realized that my work was a reflection of much of what I had seen and my interpretation of those memories.
My reflections on that time and place are what drew me to this medium and my technique of slow firing clay and oxides at lower temperatures, which leaves the impression of man made rocks. I think of my work in terms of man and nature coming together, leaving their imprint on one another.
6901 Briar Hill Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014
BS Business Admin/ Finance
California State University
Sacramento, CA 1985
-La Liga de Arte, Puerto Rico
-La Escuela de Arte Plasticas, Puerto Rico
-Kinsale Pottery, Ireland
2000-2005 Puerto Rico
2005- 2007 Ireland
2014- Crestwood, KY
2004 La Liga de Arte, solo exhibition Puerto Rico, Paintings
2005 Galeria Sanchez, Puerto Rico, Ceramic Sculpture
2006 Kinsale Art Week, Ireland, Paintings and Sculpture
2009 Solo Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Madison, IN, Paintings
2009 Group show, Hanover College, Sculpture
2010 All this Jazz, Madison, IN, Paintings
2012 Gifthorse, Louisville, Sculpture
2013 Regalo, Louisville, Sculpture
2013 Artisan Gallery, Madison, Sculpture and Painting
2015 Gifthorse, Louisville, Paintings
2016 Regalo and Gifthorse, Derby on 4th Street, Louisville
2017 Regalo, Louisville Painting
2017 Pigment Gallery, Mellwood Arts Center, Paintings and Sculptures
2017 Louisville Magazine, April Derby Issue, Derby Artists