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.