As society based in materialism and power, we seek out moments of luxury to punctuate our lives.
How much is too much? I interpret the human body and architectural structures, simultaneously
celebrating and criticizing traditional forms. I am interested in the combination of clay, kiln
cast glass, and other media, as a vehicle to communicate where our language has failed. By
representing relationships through interpretations of gender, authority, and material excess I define
the glamorous and gratuitous. Imagine an elaborate meal with delicacies too rich, too sweet, and too
savory. In the right setting, this feast is elegant. Inject some sophisticated attire, a finely decorated
spread; a host of attractive people, and this decadence has a very magnetic charm. But this image is
easily transformed. Turn that table of ten into a table of one. Take away the fancy china and the designer
threads. Give the solo host a stained shirt, a beer gut, a face covered in meat grease, and our appetite for
gluttony is re-routed.