Most of these pieces
are inspired by the life around me in Montreal. The humor and
pathos of certain situations and events inspire me to create a
work. Friends, family, neighbors, store owners and people on the
street are a continual source for ideas. Working from photos,
adding elements of imagination and fantasy, I celebrate the life
and personality of these people in these one of a kind pieces.
In some pieces, my
inspiration comes from works of Vincent Van Gogh. I find the quality
of his painting very clay-like in texture.
Other pieces are inspired
simply by the beauty of the human figure. In the Female Fountain,
I celebrate 3 women enjoying the sensation of water gently falling
on their bodies.
All of these pieces
are constructed with red or white earthenware clay, with commercial
underglazes, stains and glaze. On some of the pieces I have added
oil paint to achieve the desired color and surface quality.