Until recently, I was a painter in oils, focusing on landscape subjects. As the human figure began to emerge in my work, however, so did the desire to express myself with the physicality of clay. My subjects explore themes of shared human experience; thus, the human figure- particularly the girl or woman- best expresses my ideas, my own voice. The human form is challenging and compelling, and ultimately expressive. My work invites identification, reflection, questioning and humor. I hope that it encourages my viewers to revisit their own stories, ideas and images.