|I like to draw about love, loss, fear and
foreboding, community, tranquility and loneliness. To me, more important
than the immediate political or social issues of the day is the greater
struggle of humans to find a way to fit back in to the natural pattern
of life on earth. This is the defining struggle of our time, and I feel
compelled to illustrate this on my pottery. In the same ways that we know
and learn from the cultures who have come before us, my pottery depicts
the particular place and time in which I live, and why I think it is important.
I draw on my pieces because it is the best way I know to express what I am thinking about. By working with black and white, I invoke another world where humans are counterparts of the creatures I create. Freed from humano-centrism, people and animals compete and cooperate, interact and take notice of each other as equals. I depict the conflict of being a human who loves the earth but needs her resources to live, of coping with animal instincts made irrelevant in today's culture, and of the challenges of balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of the community. Above all, I draw to illustrate the wonder and mystery of living in the world we share.