Cody Hilleboe and Grayson Fair attending the Resident Exhibition Opening
"I've started using rope and string of different types in my work. This idea excites me."
I a working on non-objective sculpture with nylon cord, steel cable, latex paint and colored marine-epoxy elements. I have been busy in the studio testing underglazes and different oxide washes.
Recently, I began to take photos again. Photography has always been a driving force behind my work. I enjoy photographing people living their every day lives; whether those subjects be strangers going about their busy day or friends in the studio. I am currently working on a series combining photo and sculpture; using photographs as a sketchbook and will be showing ceramic work with photos in my exit show in 2019.
My work is changing as I have begun to work at Taos Clay. I've started to "cold finish" my work which includes painting with acrylics, flocking, and other treatments applied to the surface post firing. Landscape has always been a big motivation behind my work. The landscape of New Mexico has driven me to create pinched and elevated forms.