My ceramic sculpture focuses on the expressive possibilities of the figure, exploring how the inner workings of thought, imagination, and longing manifest externally on the figurative form. I consider the beauty that comes from the passage of time, and I seek to celebrate the human connection to the natural world. With a lifelong reverence for anatomical structure, I frequently carve deeply into the clay to develop a textured skin of imagery that is fueled by a love of storytelling, anthropology and natural history. I look to elicit from the viewer of my work a slight startle, perhaps a smile, and then a feeling of recognition and of empathy. I offer my viewers inclusiveness, and the comfort of a shared experience.