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Leaves arranged in a circular pattern

Our eyes constantly remind us that the created world is multi-patterned, organized geometrically. From pine cones and the seed heads of sunflowers, to frost crystals on a cold windowpane, we respond to these natural forms because they’re so familiar. In my bio-geometrical pieces, I emulate some of these patterns found in nature, setting up a diagonal path that follows the outside of the piece and leads to the top, to the interior. I cut through the wall of the pieces, pushing in and pulling out, then sealing the gaps created by bringing more clay to the inside. The patterns then become three dimensional tessellations, smaller or larger depending on where they fall on the vessel form.

In the Old Testament, the patriarch Jacob has a dream in which he see’s a bridge between heaven and earth, on which the angels walk up and down, connecting the material world and the heavenly sphere. “Jacob’s Ladder” has been a subject for artists ever since, including William Blake. In my “bio-geometrical” pieces, I use the patterns created to suggest a movement up to the top, to the inside, so it becomes for me a sort of “Jacob’s Ladder”. But this path is not just up to a supposed heaven above. It is a path to the inside, to an ineffable interior, a journey of consciousness rather than just a journey “up.”

William Blakes painting of Jacobs Ladder

Bio-Geometry Pieces

Autumnal Shift - Ceramic Pot

Autumnal Shift

16" x 9", Glazed Stoneware, $2200
Storm Surge - Ceramic Pot

Storm Surge

16" x 10", Glazed Stoneware, $2200
Roiling Surf - Ceramic Pot

Roiling Surf

14.5" x 12", Glazed Stoneware, $2400
Wings - Ceramic Pot

Wings

23" x 14", Glazed Stoneware, $4300
Co-Opposition - Ceramic Pot

Co-Opposition

18" x 15", Glazed Stoneware, $4200
Rain Bands - Ceramic Pot

Rain Bands

10" x 8", Glazed Stoneware, $1700
Hurricane - Ceramic Pot

Hurricane

9" x 8", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Parallelogram 5 - Ceramic Pot

Parallelogram 5

12" x 7.5", Glazed Stoneware, $1100
Parallelogram 4 - Ceramic Pot

Parallelogram 4

12" x 7.5", Glazed Stoneware, $1200
Parallelogram 3 - Ceramic Pot

Parallelogram 3

8.5" x 9.5", Glazed Stoneware, $1600
Parallelogram 2 - Ceramic Pot

Parallelogram 2

9" x 10", Glazed Stoneware, $1600
Parallelogram 1 - Ceramic Pot

Parallelogram 1

15" x 8.5", Glazed Stoneware with Stone Base, $1700
Tertile - Ceramic Pot

Tertile

8" x 9.5", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Cardinal Directions - Ceramic Pot

Cardinal Directions

8.5" x 10.5", Glazed Stoneware, $1500
Quintile - Ceramic Pot

Quintile

9" x 8.5", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Stone Flower - Ceramic Pot

Stone Flower

8.5" x 12", Glazed Stoneware, $2200
Blue Trifecta - Ceramic Pot

Blue Trifecta

10.5" x 10.5", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Outcroppings - Ceramic Pot

Outcroppings

8.5" x 10.5", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Pinwheels - Ceramic Pot

Pinwheels

12" x 10", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Dervish - Ceramic Pot

Dervish

12.5" x 11", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
A Journey To The Ocean Inside 1 - Ceramic Pot

A Journey to the Ocean Inside

11.5" x 12", Glazed Stoneware, Artist's Collection
Autumnal Equinox 2 - Ceramic Pot

Autumnal Equinox 2

15.5" x 13", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
A Journey To The Ocean Inside 2 - Ceramic Pot

A Journey to the Ocean Inside (2)

16" x 14.5", Glazed Stoneware, Platinum Luster, $4200
Flight Of The Hamsa - Ceramic Pot

Flight of the Hamsa

38" x 15", Glazed Stoneware, Gold Luster, Wax Encaustic, Gold Leaf, Private Collection
Autumnal Equinox 1 - Ceramic Pot

Autumnal Equinox

16.5" x 14", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Journey To The Source 2 - Ceramic Pot

Journey to the Source 2

18" x 15", Glazed Stoneware, Private Collection
Refracted Journeys 1 Front - Ceramic Pot

Refracted Journeys 1

17.5" x 12" x 10", Glazed Stoneware with Gold Luster and Stone Base, Artist's Collection
Centrifugal Centripetal The Dark Night Of The Soul 2 - Ceramic Pot

Centrifugal/Centripetal: The Dark Night of the Soul 2

21" x 14", Glazed Stoneware with Gold Luster, $3500
Flying To The Inside Green Blue - Ceramic Pot

Flying to the Inside: Green/Blue

19.5" x 11.5", Glazed Stoneware with Stone Base, $3500
Flying To The Inside Stone - Ceramic Pot

Flying to the Inside (Stone)

23.5" x 12", Glazed Stoneware, $4100
Flying To The Inside 3 Forest - Ceramic Pot

Flying to the Inside 3 (Forest)

36" x 15", Glazed Stoneware, Gold Luster, Soapstone Base, $5300
Flying To The Inside 2 Water - Ceramic Pot

Flying to the Inside 2 (Water)

28" x 14", Glazed Stoneware on Stone Base, $5300
Flying To The Inside - Ceramic Pot

Flying to the Inside

27" x 16", Glazed Stoneware on Granite Base, $4300
He Becomes An Angel - Ceramic Pot

He Becomes an Angel

27" X 13.5", Glazed Stoneware, Wax Encaustic, 24 Karat Gold Leaf, Granite Base, $5200
Large Birds Morphing 2 - Ceramic Pot

Large Birds Morphing 2

11" x 13", Private Collection
String Theory Emerging From The Storm - Ceramic Pot
Counterpoint 2 - Ceramic Pot

Counterpoint 2

15" x 11", Private Collection
String Theory Birds Morphing - Ceramic Pot
Effects Of The Moon - Ceramic Pot

Effects of the Moon

19.5" x 11.5", $2700
Continental Drift - Ceramic Pot

Continental Drift

11" x 12", Private Collection
Tsunami Chorus - Ceramic Pot

Tsunami Chorus

14.5" x 10", $1700
A Gathering - Ceramic Pot

A Gathering

10" x 12", Private Collection
Unfolding 2 - Ceramic Pot

Unfolding 2

18" x 13", Private Collection
An Ocean Of Fire - Ceramic Pot

An Ocean of Fire

20.5" x 11", $4300
In The Firmament - Ceramic Pot

In the Firmament

13" x 13", Private Collection
An Ocean Of Ice - Ceramic Pot

An Ocean of Ice

20" x 10", Porcelain with Matte Glaze and Wax Encaustic, $3500
Climbing - Ceramic Pot

Climbing

16" x 9", White Stoneware with Underglaze and Glaze, Private Collection
Flight 2 The Phoenix - Red Ceramic Vase

Flight 2: The Phoenix

18" x 10.5", Private Collection
Gold Before Blooming - Gold Ceramic Pot

Gold Before Blooming

12" x 13", Private Collection
Infinite Ocean - Ceramic Pot

Infinite Ocean

14" x 11", Private Collection
The Churning Of The Cosmic Ocean - Ceramic Pot

The Churning of the Cosmic Ocean

16" x 13", Porcelain, Gouache, Wax Encaustic, $1300
Entrance Exit 1 - Ceramic Pot

Entrance/Exit

14" x 11", Private Collection
Entrance Exit 2 - Ceramic Pot

Entrance/Exit 2

11.5" x 13", Private Collection
The Phoenix 2 - Gold Ceramic Vase

The Phoenix 2

13.5" x 9", Private Collection
Counterpoint 1 - Gold Ceramic Vase

Counterpoint

14" x 8.5", Private Collection
Waves - Blue Ceramic Vase

Waves

10" x 10.5", Artist's Collection
Embrace - Gold Ceramic Vase

Embrace

10" x 7", Artist's Collection
Unfolding - Gold Ceramic Vase

Unfolding

14.5" x 8.5", Private Collection
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