What do you make or do?
Ceramic Sculpture, tiles & pottery
Before science objected, imagination was tapped to explain the natural world. Gods created the earth and sky from the bones of their parents, seasons changed at their emotional whims, and a mighty serpent encircled the Earth, waiting for the end of times. I study mythology, past and present, sacred and profane, because it illuminates our struggle to comprehend the incomprehensible. I look for gaps between personal as well as cultural realities and the shapes of the stories we tell ourselves to find a meaningful place in life. As a writer/illustrator, I rendered myths, legends and folk tales of fantastic proportion. Now clay offers me a new venue, and a third dimension, in which to explore the archetypes and adventures that seem to have an emotional resonance with the human heart. Here I find the excitement of a surprised voyeur, looking through a window and finding a mirror.