Digesting certain unpalatable realities of the world, mixed with personal ideology, and the sense of duty to inform, are what drive me to sculpt.
squirrels & Hybrids
Melanistic Farmer II, 2019, Custom clay body and red earthenware
2025 Farmer, 2019, Custom stoneware, engobes, glaze, ^6 ox., H. 8, W. 11, D. 4 inches. Homage to Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).
Mayan Rubber Seer, 2020, Red earthenware, terra sigillata, manganese and copper wash, ^05 ox., H. 9, W. 10, D. 4.5 inches. This Mayan squirrel deity from 750 BCE foresees the destruction of its forest in the industrial era and gently heeds a warning to adopt sustainable methods before it’s too late.
Melanistic Farmer, 2019, Stoneware, ^9 red. H. 17,W. 15,D. 13 inches. This quasi squirrel-human carries an oxygen tank on its back. What does our future hold when deforestation and marine pollution have reached a pinnacle? Do our bodies adapt and produce more melanin and oxygen in a chemical laden environment?
modern natives series
My current series of canine stirrup spout vessels re-envisions Precolumbian ceremonial vessels and seeks to exalt the overlooked immigrants of our country by portraying their beauty and rawness in custom made clays. Each indigenous descendant has a story to tell.
Collateral Damage, Maya descendant, Guatemala, 2019 H. 11.5, W. 11, D. 31 inches This sculpture was made in response to the US' actions in defending an imaginary border that shouldn't exist in the first place. The US-Mexican border crossed the people who migrated freely from the south to the north before Europeans arrived. What is the human cost of militarizing borders?
Indulgence Bowl, 2015, Custom porcelain, H. 4.5, W. 8, D. 4.5 inches. Designed to prevent overindulgence.
I am American, 2006, Custom stoneware with glaze, ^6 ox.