1896 Yew Street Road
My contemporary prayer wheels are moving sculptures that explore themes of hope and renewal. My first prayer wheel was carved in 2000 in response to a tragic pipeline explosion that killed three children in my hometown. I seek to narrate stories about natural and timeless cycles of life, death, and rebirth.
Each hand-thrown porcelain or stone-ware vessel is carved and painted with glazes or oxides, and fired in a gas or electric kiln. The finished vessels are mounted on a metal turntable allowing the piece to spin freely with the touch of a hand. They can hold written messages.