This series started during an art residency at the EKWC in the Netherlands and was inspired by experimenting with a 3D clay printer and observing the way it extrudes material in layers that mimic the slow buildup of strata. This fueled an interest in geology and processes of accumulation and erosion that span thousands of years. I am also fascinated by how the 3D printing process alludes to the history of coil building in ceramics and I love the potential to use a traditional material like clay in new and unexpected ways through emerging technology. 

The pliability of the raw clay allows me to embrace the anomalies and imperfections of the printing process and combine parts while the clay is still wet. I also fuse parts together during the firing process letting elements meld and morph in unexpected ways. I relish the idea that creative technologies can be just one step in the process and that I can continue to combine and alter forms through multiple stages in the evolution of the work.

This experimental approach to process has allowed me to generate sculptures that suggest shifting landscapes with moments that offer a sense of structure and order while at other times appearing looser and more chaotic, suggesting entropy and precarious states of being.