My art is inherently political and narrative, using the data of the past to comment on the present. My ceramic sculptures are inspired the people that history has forgotten, its “footnotes,”. My pieces are small, like the lives they depict; the figures’ lack of color shows them fading into obscurity. All history is construction, a story created to explain a given set of facts, and my sculptures are no different – – they are personal interpretations, as much about me as the overt events depicted. Desire, ambition and human cruelty form their center. While the subjects are often tragedies, they also contain the humor inherent in human frailty. I work primarily in ceramics and read extensively on the period in which I am working, searching for stories or images that speak to the emotional heart of the human drama.