My practice investigates ceremonial paraphernalia and the places and ways it functions. I'm interested in the supernatural potential that these objects represent and channel. Through invented ritual, I establish an environment and manner with which to engage my work. It's utilitarian but only within a designed space where special manners are practiced.
My work is organized and structured around the precepts of a grid. In their ideal form, grids are an arrangement of unified structures of perfect and equal dimension coming together to create a system of strength and order. Point by point, they have no flaws, they fulfill expectations of reliability, they are the embodiment of stability. While this preconceived form –universal and identifiable- is the foundation of my sculptures; my human hand, the pliable nature of my material, the volatile nature of change in its process allows the work to become something much more.
KC Clay Guild is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 200 West 74th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114