Urban Landscapes: Statement

This series nods to the fun of childhood, employing play-doh, polymer clay, and collage to create abstracted landscapes of urban and suburban scenes. I mix colors precisely, whether in paint or play-doh. Color evokes our sense of place, memory, and mood. My work begins and ends with color. 

These pieces highlight the everyday, the scenes we rush past, the colors we take for granted. I also see this work as advocating for the importance of play, of slowing down, of taking time to mush clay in your hands and notice the particular grays of the sidewalk and road. Taking a walk with a toddler has a way of helping you slow down and notice these details. This is the inspiration for these scenes.