I am an American with Filipino heritage, living and working in Los Angeles. Working primarily in ceramics, I have been inspired by and dealt with various themes including political and social issues, the dialectic between feminism and misogyny, inequality, and cultural stereotypes. Exploring the boundaries between ceramics, painting and sculpture.
Pottery that may be read at first glance as familiarly decorative, delicate and classically influenced, upon further inspection reveals images and text containing politically confrontational, unapologetic messaging. Intentionally contrasting traditional techniques and patterns with unsettling, suggestive innuendos and tropes that are all too common in our language and culture.