ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PRACTICING SCULPTURE AND CERAMICS, DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY, CLA
My forms are derived from areas effected by major fossil fuel accidents involving oil rig ruptures, coal-ash spills, oil train derailments, and mountain-top removal. The work serves as record of these ever-increasing incidents and illustrates how our reckless consumption of non-renewable resources is resulting in unprecedented poisoning of the soil, water and air. I limit my pallet to earth tones, near-black, and white porcelain to symbolize the purity of the natural elements becoming disfigured by these practices. This work is evidence of a culture that places profit and greed over the health of the environment and the safety of the people.
Porcelain sculpture with stoneware inlay
Mounted on plexi-glass in a wood frame
Last Updated: August 30, 2018