I create ceramic sculptures that, at each stage, are swelled, carved, and painted meticulously. Elements of familiar domestic objects are extracted and reconstructed, allowing me to investigate not only their aesthetic qualities, but also their multiple symbolic functions within our lives. Snippets and sections of ornament are removed from a more sensible and functional whole. These carefully considered fragments and layers accumulate organically across the surface of the piece. One might recognize floral motifs, snowflakes, microbes or calligraphy within the ambiguous multi-layered surfaces. Yet a sense of order remains, or re-establishes itself, as these embellishments are coupled with overlapping lines and areas of solid color. My objects connect me to the fleeting present, an instant, with a sense of grounding gravity. Yet simultaneously they feel buoyant, as if they could float away, like time passing. I investigate where these two realms overlap, reflecting a liminal state, like the in-between I often feel in daily life.