As a ceramic clay sculptor and painter, my current concentration has been character and creature building, placed within a thematic and peculiar environment. I want to construct an eccentric animated world of personified wild life and humans interacting within it. Character designing truly helps me get in touch with my inner child, but express myself as an adult. It helps me envision and produce fantasy scenarios that I would’ve enjoyed viewing when I was young. I believe it’s essential that we don’t forget what we’ve enjoyed watching when we were children and why we enjoyed it. The characters from my favorite movies will never depart my mind, and I will always cherish them and the artists who originated them.
They have inspired me to entertain audiences with my art, and to recreate that emotion, nostalgia, vision, and inspiration that I felt as a child. Merging fantastical themes with the contemporary to evoke a “time of naivety” is the challenge that motivates my art.
I aim for my work to invoke random childhood memories and the forgotten imagination we once posessed. Working with clay gives me the ability to manifest my humorous visions, and to create a thematic scenario between characters. When creating my characters, I generate narratives, personalities, interactions, and even their clothing. I incorporate mixed medias including fabric (that I sew), and use acrylic paint to finish them. Currently, I have also adapted a few of my sculptures from my 2-dimensional relief prints to give perspective to two different dimensions.
Although my characters and narratives are predetermined before I sculpt them, it is more satisfying to me when my viewers fabricate their own stories when they view it. Everyone has their own unique minds and histories, and it’s so wonderful to learn what my art evokes within their memories.