Form, line, and surface are the catalysts for my work. I have been constructing nonrepresentational forms from clay that I see as translations. They are reflective of my conversation with the material and a record of the firing. The pieces in the installation do not reference any specific object. They are my attempt to explore volume, line, scale, and repetition in objects designed to translate the process of wood firing. They are about physicality, passion, and process. Each object becomes an individual variation of the total process. Most forms and objects created in art have some reference to some other preexisting object and can have any variety of meanings attached to them. I know the viewer will create their own meaning and metaphor for this installation. My intention is to leave the specifics up to the viewer.