I have been asked “what statement am I trying to make with my art”, the answer is I don’t have one specific statement. We all have several layers of ourselves and our lives; I am embracing all of mine and letting them take me on an adventure through my art.
Mother Earth has provided me with a wonderful medium that is both forgiving and temperamental, I love how I can interpret/mimic various designs and textures into a something that is pleasing to the senses.
I have tried to have a “plan” before I begin a piece, but I am more of a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of person. Each piece usually ends up carved, altered or enhanced; even my so called “Functional” pieces have some alterations to them, I like to make sure anything and everything has a distinct personality to it.