I have always been drawn to the spare, basic and economical and want the work to reflect these qualities. I am interested in suggestive aspects of the body. The work on view explores that peculiar space between creepy and humorous. For me, a successful artwork is simultaneously odd and elegant, has a connection to the erotic, and embodies an unsettling mixture of strangeness and seductiveness.
I want to make artwork that is understood or apprehended through involuntary or unconscious urgings, in ways other than through reason or intellect. I want the viewer’s response to be instinctual, to come through the gut more than through the head. Fundamentally, the nature of the work involves ideas and qualities that are not intended to be specific or particular.
-- Scott Chamberlin, Professor, Ceramics