Beauty, Grief and Love

beautiful ceramics Can mean something different to everyone

My artwork is inspired by the ever-changing landscape around me.

The rugged weathered forms are representative of the erosion and fragility of the landscape and the often-harsh conditions nature creates. Out of darkness, flowers, butterflies and the ladybird are a reminder of the beauty that surrounds us, and that life will always find a way to adapt to the conditions surrounding it.

This is reflected in our own lives. As our bodies age we become more worn and fragile, sometimes dealing with disease, disability or grief. We each have our own harsh conditions but we also have our own flowers, butterflies and ladybirds. We do our best to calm the storms inside, and we adapt and change to adjust to the conditions surrounding us.

When my father and brother both died from cancer of the colon in 2013, I watched their bodies breakdown and deteriorate and I watched myself and my loved ones adapt and cope with this life changing experience. Nothing ever stays the same. We can never go back. We learn how to live despite pain. We learn that there is always beauty in the darkness.