STATEMENT

 

My concepts address the necessity for our communion with Earth, its organisms and life-sustaining habitats, and propose our evolution toward this end through our collective psychic journey.  An integral relationship exists between animals and their environment to the extent that one cannot exist without the other. When an ecosystem is exploited or destroyed our fellow animals die. Conversely, when  species are hunted to extinction the ecosystem begins to collapse, as animals play a primary role in vital habitat function. If mankind could only imagine the consequences upon itself the devastation might stop. My work seeks to communicate the conscious nature of all beings, their perilous disposition due to human destruction of habitats and inhumane practices and the importance of biodiversity to the survival of our planet. I wish to foster recognition of ourselves as caretakers of our planet and all sentient life,  and to instill

optimism in our planet’s ability to recover in time, with our kind assistance.

 

My installations consist of porcelain, stoneware and mixed media, and suggest my aspirations toward harmony, a balanced environment and deep appreciation for animals and the natural world.