Artist Statement

Artist Statement

The true wonder of the world is available everywhere: in the minutest parts of our bodies, in the vast expanses of the cosmos, and in the interconnectedness of these and all things.

~ Michael Stark

My work is an exploration of natural form, driven by intuition, materiality, and process. I use a variety of media, and have a current obsession with carving and hand-building clay.

I’m interested in stillness, connection, and how our bodies are mirrored within the landscape and physical constructs of our universe. I look at a seed, or the shape of a leaf, and I see the human figure. There is a common thread throughout the shapes, patterns and symmetries of all living systems. This is my inspiration.