My studio practice explores ceramic processes in a cyclical manner, rather than as a means to an end. I create objects, things, videos, and installations that explore the complexities of death. I think about clay as if it were a memory: shifting, fading, and changing constantly. Firing a ceramic object freezes it in time and allows the material to last forever. The physical substance can never return to its original state although the artifact may shatter or break.
The monument, grave, tomb, and urn are objects / spaces we utilize to replace or store our physical bodies once we pass. I work with clay as a vehicle for memorializing, emphasizing its close relationship to permanency and transformation.