My work speaks of the relationship between the growth that occurs in nature, and the growth that I experience in my own life. Just as mother nature pieces together leaves on a plant to create a larger organism, so too do I piece together smaller slip-cast ceramic elements to create a larger whole. The simplified geometric shapes found in my work mirror the shapes of leaves found in nature, reflecting the beautiful geometry of nature. These thoughtful pieces create a ceramic garden where one can relax and contemplate the relationship between what nature creates and what man creates. The latest innovation in this process combines rough stoneware pieces with the delicate porcelain sculptures, creating a tension that reflects the challenges I’ve faced in my own life during a time of intense personal change.