"Real Imagined Borders"
Man is forever striving to define his territory, and our modern global history is proof of that inclination. Borders and fences are all too-real to those whom they surround, enclose, contain or repel. They are often symbols of tension and conflict. Yet ultimately they are mankind's vain attempts to mark fictitious boundaries which nature never intended.
My series of ceramic/steel canvases entitled Real imagined borders are populated with printed images of people ambiguously positioned behind or in front of, demarcated obstructions. Found objects of worn stone and corroded metal embedded in these canvases signify the permeability and vulnerability of these divisive constructions. The images and the wall forms are a result of mixed media, various techniques of glazing, the use of oxides and engobes, silk screened images, and multiple firings.