My current body of work focuses on water. As an artist I am deeply concerned about the politics of water as well as fascinated with its powerful element in our world. As humans, we have a deep connection with water. As an artist, I am aware of waters ability to incite and inspire us. I am especially interested in acknowledging waters capability to reflect and refract light creating patterns in space. I have been using ceramic sculpture, digital images and video to articulate the idea of waters powerful beauty and ephemeral form. It is important to me to explore the politics of water in a metaphorical way. Although ceramics has been the main material I typically work with I am always open to exploring other materials potential.
In the last few years, I began to work with digital images and collage. The digital images complimented the ceramic sculptural pieces that were also using the idea of water as pattern, reflection and refraction. From this work, I created Low water, an installation where I pulled these elements together, using video, glass tile and ceramic objects.
In my last exhibition, Diversions, I was interested in one image I took of the water at Lake Chelan in Washington State. I played with the idea of repetition, building the whole exhibition around this one image of the water. I reorganized this to conceptualize how humans try to control water for our convenience yet despite the control, the waters elusive beauty remains. The exhibition included a ceramic wall installation with digital transfer images, several collages and a sculptural tower built from image transfers.