I make objects that I hope are attractive and interesting to look at.  People often ask, “What is it?” or “What is it for?”  I usually reply that it’s just there to sit there and look pretty. That is the function of much of my work.  Of course I make some functional pieces, but they also need to look nice.  I am influenced by abstract expressionist painting and sculpture.  I aim to blend color, form, and surface into an interesting mixture.  I try to create paintings in 3 dimensions.  With ceramics, I have the advantage of an extra dimension.  I also have the advantage of touch.   I try to add an interesting and strange surface to some of my objects.  Does some of my work have a message?  Not really.  If it does, I try not to make it obvious.  Art and science are a pursuit of truth, both capture the imagination- and that is limitless.