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Occupation: Artist and sculptor.
Studio location: Atlanta and North Adams, Massachusetts.
Describe what you make: Hand-carved, minimal, one-of-a-kind porcelain sculptures.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: My very first carved porcelain piece was replicated from a branch I found at Mount Arabia in Georgia. When I was able to connect the material I use with found objects, I became fascinated with sculpting details and textures from forms that occur in nature.
Describe the problem your work solves: My art satisfies a compulsion to create collections of pieces that are made up of unique sculptures. The act of carving is meditative.
Describe the project you are working on now: A collection of pieces that have been altered in some way. One is a series of porcelain branches that have been segmented and bound by horse hair (from a local farm) for grafting.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: My husband and I are currently renovating a space in North Adams, Massachusetts, for our studio/gallery STlllllFE.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Silence, reference of the object I’m carving in my hands, natural light, lots of tiny carving hooks.
What you do when you’re not working: I’m with my husband and nine-year-old twins traveling and collecting vintage art books.
Sources of creative envy: I’m inspired by the works of Louise Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Anni Albers, Joseph Albers, and Venske & Spänle.
The distraction you want to eliminate: Negativity and clutter.
Concrete or marble? Marble.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Remember, then forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Dark.