In your latest solo at Rubber Factory and at your MFA show, you presented both paintings and ceramic works together. Can you tell us a little about how the two mediums relate to each other?
I think of them as being in conversation with each other, my characters that wander are in search of shelter, a safe haven to rest from the tragedies befalling the land. Worn cabins, crooked sheds, and dark caverns dot the landscape, sometimes seen in the far distance in my paintings. I bring them to life through clay, a material of the earth that is forged into being through intense heat.
Though the structures themselves are accessible to us as viewers, they exist beyond the reach of the protagonists, suspending them forever in a state of hoping and searching. The space in between these two things is what I’m interested in, the want, the need for the things that make them happy or keep them alive. That is the feeling I’m trying to capture.