The focus this past year or so has been in ceramics. I have been making small porcelain sculptures of things found around me and in nature. Through the painstaking process of making them slowly, delicately, and meticulously by hand, they become objects of observation and contemplation. Every object is a fragile representation of a piece that was once a part of a whole. By taking these small porcelain fragments and placing them out of context, on a bare surface to be observed without leading props or color, it allows for the observer to lean in and create an intimate connection with each fragment, forming an internal dialogue that permits the observer to generate their own meaning for each piece using their individual memories, experiences and object connotations. Each piece is intended to facilitate personal introspection, so that they are not solely representations of something else, but artifacts of self as well.