belles-lettres: literature viewed in terms of aesthetic
rather than didactic or informative content
(F. "fine letters")
Holter Museum exhibition 1999. Letters as decorative elements are
the underlying threads in all the works in this exhibition. Letters
are curious through their suggestive content and representative styles.
These written symbols are familiar to us; we use them everyday. Letters
form a structure for surface decoration and establish an underlying
visual order. These pots were inspired by Persian miniature painting,
Chinese ceramic export wear, and poetry, as well as the thesaurus.
The pottery forms I make suggest ideas of intimacy and conversation
through composition. I thank the Holter Museum of Art and the Archie
Bray Foundation for their gracious support with this exhibition.