Whether inspired by marine mollusks or city architecture, my abstract totems and wallscapes move- twisting, rolling and flowing in space.
These organic forms are made from slab-constructed extruded coils of stoneware clay, which have been draped over molds. The molds are often constructed with recycled materials like Styrofoam, plastic lids and tennis balls.
The glazed surfaces reflect the colors, textures and patterns found in nature and in man-made forms.
These 3-D organic sculptures and wall reliefs represent my positive perspective on life. Viewers have an opportunity to derive their own personal interpretation – whether my art evokes images that are figurative, natural or non-objective.
9/2016 - 1/2017
Constructing Organics, South Tower Gallery, Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
2015 – 2016
Of The Sea, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal A, Philadelphia, PA
Wallscapes, Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA
Cityscapes, Studio Christensen, Philadelphia, PA
Triennial Art Exhibit, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
Opposites Attract- Collaborative Installations, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Ceramics Invitational, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, Trenton, NJ
Eleven Associate Artists of The Clay Studio, Clay College of Cumberland County, Millville, NJ
Jersey Shore Clay National 2010, M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ
Merging Paths in Clay, Center for Emerging Visual Artists Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Abstract Clay – Form and Surface, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Biennial Juried Ceramic Exhibit, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
2007 – Present
Museum Educator, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2007 - Present
Associate Artist, the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Berman Institute of Bioethics at John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
BA, Liberal Arts