My sculptures hover between mundane, recognizable objects and mysterious abstracted forms that reference the body’s fragility and tenuousness. My most recent work combines common household items and ancient vessels. They contain space while occupying space and the surfaces have become very spare, but textured, "mottled" monochrome. Some have handles and imply function, but are really just meant to be contemplated. Humor and gravity, weight and levity often coexist in my sculptures. I directly manipulate my materials, using simple hand tools, which allows me to create intimate and closely observed surfaces and forms that reveal new vocabularies.