ARTIST STATEMENT

 

I begin with a dream and use clay, metal, fiber, and light to work the dream.  My art is my dance with the dream image.  As I work the dream, it works on me. The resulting pieces range from small wall-mounted figural works -- to images in photographic series -- to very large site-specific installations.  My current work is about holding the tension between light and shadow, allowing new possibilities to unfold...

 

Let your throat-song

be clear and strong enough

to make an emperor fall full-length,

suppliant, at the door.

                                        -Rumi (translation by Coleman Barks) 

 

Taking it in its deepest sense, the shadow is the invisible saurian tail that man still drags behind him.  Carefully amputated, it becomes the healing serpent of the mysteries.  Only monkeys parade with it.

- Carl Jung (The Integration of the Personality. 193)