Antigua evokes for me the ancient colors of royalty. The shape comes from close observation of seed pods. All my work is influenced by nature. The slow process of knotting a vessel allows me to add little details similar to closely observing the same in the natural world. My work urges the observer to slow down and look closely just as when one takes time to observe the small details of nature.
This piece is my interpretation of a Tarara Amarilla seed as seen in “Seeds Time Capsules of Life” by Rob Kesseler & Wolfgang Stuppy. All my work is influenced by nature.
Cactus Seed was inspired by the book “Seeds Time Capsules of Life” by Rob Kesseler & Wolfgang Stuppy. Their images are aided by an electron micrograph. This piece is my interpretation of the Living Rock Cactus Seed Ariocarpus retusus (Cactaceae). After first being struck by the image, I learned it is “a slow-growing plant and one of Mexico’s most charismatic cacti that is much sought after by collectors.” How appropriate to choose a slow growing plant that matches my necessarily slow work process to inspire me. It is an homage to the many beautiful and complicated things one finds in nature.