The intention of my current work is to create objects that support another object’s instabilities. Through paint, tape, cardboard, wood, and other materials I build supporting relationships for ceramic vessels. Bound quite often by tape, these sculptures shift delicately between one object holding the other, and a mutual embrace.
I was born and raised in a small Northern Wisconsin town bordering Minnesota. Intending to leave college with a degree in the sciences, I ended up spending countless nights sleeping on studio floors and receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Upon graduation I moved to Portland, OR to pursue the yearlong Emerging Artist Mentorship Program at Ash Street Project. Since completing the program I spend my time assisting around the studio at Ash Street Project, working with other artists, creating work and showing regularly.