I am an Atlanta native and have had lifelong interests in both psychology and art. I attended the Atlanta College of Art for two years and experimented with several art forms before discovering clay. My figures combine clay's tactile, sensuous immediacy and my fascination with people. My unused graduate degree in Developmental Psychology, where I studied chimpanzees, is evident in the human-animal hybrid sculptures.
My foremost creative goal is to honor the female. The human-animal hybrids signify that we are but one of many animal species, related to the others both physically and emotionally. The vanitas iconography series uses animal bones and horns. They both offer an imaginative leap to our connectedness to animals and to the spirit world.
July 11, 2012