Artist Statement

Growing up in a rural community in Central Wisconsin, my relationship to the land defined my character. I learned to appreciate, respect, and admire the natural landscape through a series of early explorations. Since moving to New York’s Hudson Valley in 2011, the challenge of hiking the Catskill Mountains has become a focal point for my work in ceramics. My map series utilizes topographic imagery to capture the sense of playfulness and adventure that I have discovered during my recent explorations.