Medium: ceramic and mixed media sculpture
Background: I studied architecture at McGill University, which included life drawing and sketching. Began working in ceramics at the Ville Mont Royal Ceramic Studio in Montreal and continued when I moved to Ottawa.
How long have you been a sculptor? Along with drawing and painting, the joy of modelling in clay and sculpting has moved me since childhood
Why did you start sculpting? What inspires you? I enjoy challenges and translating ideas and emotions into three dimensions and building moist clay into the forms that I imagine inspire me. also, there is an element of magic in bringing a fired piece out of the kiln.
What is your favourite sculpture? I have always admired the power of The Burghers of Calais by Rodin.
Which sculptures will you be exhibiting at Dimensions 2013? My sculpture is a race between the March hare and Blandings turtle – how we are driven to move ever faster without consideration about what we leave buried in the dust.
What will you be working on in the coming year? I am working on several wildlife pieces that will be part of a joint exhibit with photographer Barbara Adams at the Arts Ottawa East offices in early 2014. As well, I am working on pieces for an exhibition of the Fusion mentorship group also at the Shenkman Art Centre .