Stories are an integral part of life. Tales are told of victory, loss, elation, despair, life and death. Characters can become part of our childhood memories and shape our adult lives. Mythologies, either personal or universal, are woven into our belief systems, family histories and imaginations.
Storytellers use their personal experiences and the world around them to ignite sparks in their imaginations. When painting or sculpting my ceramic, coil-built creatures and placing them in environments of mixed media, I am creating stories within my head. These stories can be entered in the beginning, middle or end.
Tales of an esoteric world full of my creatures begins to unfold. Like our own society, many power struggles are present, but within these stories the voiceless become warriors, emotions become physical and the surreal seeps into our realities.