Public art excites me as an opportunity to pull together diverse elements—from the local community, culture and history, from the natural environment, and from my artistic vision—and weave them into an outdoor artwork that can enhance the sense of place and give identity to a location.
As a clay artist, I relish working in the ceramic medium on a larger scale in the public arena. As a person who loves to be of service to the community, I value the chance to create a piece that can bring feelings of joy, interest, and reflection to people passing by. I enjoy collaborating with various project stakeholders to ensure that deadlines are met, budgets are maintained, and the finished artwork is something the community can be proud of.
I completed two public art projects while living and working in Seattle in 2008-9. While living in Bend, Oregon, I completed a piece for the Yamhill Transit Center in McMinnville, Oregon in late 2014. More recently, I fabricated and installed a series of twenty steel and ceramic panels in the South Street Underpass in downtown Louisville, Colorado in 2021. I also installed ceramic murals in the towns of Lafayette and Superior in Colorado.
I have been selected for public art rosters in Seattle, the state of Oregon, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Boulder, Colorado. I also participate in sculpture-on-loan programs where art is placed on the streets of a variety of cities.
Treasures of the Grand Valley
Grand Junction, Colorado, 2023
Louisville Letter Play
Louisville, Colorado, 2021
Lafayette, Colorado, 2021
Aurora, Colorado, 2023
Superior, Colorado, 2020
Yamhill County Panorama
McMinnville, Oregon, 2014
Seattle, Washington, 2009
South Park Shoreline Access Site
Seattle, Washington, 2008
Bend, Oregon, 2018
Manitou Springs, Colorado, 2023