About the Artist
My work is mostly anthropomorphic figures that explore the human condition. I use animals as a vehicle to present the typical associations of their nature with that of people. I am a left leg amputee and expressing my struggles through my work somehow allows me to let go of my personal feelings. Art should create feelings in the viewer and if I can help someone relate to the struggles of a disabled person through empathy, then I feel I have succeeded in my goal. To accentuate the narrative, I use a surface technique called "Naked Fauxku". This approach reproduces a likeness to Naked Raku but is created in a high fire, oxygenated atmosphere with no reduction. The advantage of this technique is that it creates a cracked and painful looking surface that adds subliminal meaning to the work, while technically imparting it with a durability that is unattainable from un-vitrified raku work.
Art featured online at www.CourageArt.org