My mixed-media pieces work with porcelain mosaic, photography, and assemblage. I am interested in “TIME” as the process of change and transformation apparent in both the natural and man-make environments. Thin sheets of porcelain have been imprinted with found objects, letters, numbers, dates, etc. The sheets are brushed with Iron Chromate and wiped, as with an etching plate, leaving the imprints black. The porcelain sheets are high-fired in a kiln, and then fractured to form the mosaic surfaces of panels and three-dimensional sculptural pieces. I studied etching at the Ontario Art College, and this process is reminiscent of the etching process. My recent pieces have incorporated photo-collage as well as painted surfaces with further embellishment with gold and silver leaf. I use multiples and smaller pieces to form larger installations.
My work is influenced by Constructivism and the fantasy of Surrealism. The fragmentation and juxtaposition of objects evoke a sense of nostalgia.