I work with clay because it is raw and malleable, of the earth, and working the material is physical, engaging and intimate. It is the best material for me to convey the sense of urgency I feel from the stories I have had access to and the experiences I know I have a responsibility to convey in my art. I can leave an imprint in the material---clay has a memory.
Sculpting the human form is a powerful way of invoking raw sentiments. What my figures ultimately project and express evolves as I work, but each piece gives tangible form to my need to cope with and share seemingly incoherent thoughts and feelings.