Six handmade tile murals
Boney Courthouse Law Library, 2016

Through the Alaska State Percent for Art Program, the Alaska Court System purchased a series of five of my circular ceramic tile murals for the remodeled Boney Courthouse Law Library. The Celestial Series presents clusters of shapes and colors moving at different speeds as they radiate out. Some spin rapidly while others are calmer. The low-relief surface detail engages the viewer and invites individual interpretation. The pieces are in harmony with the existing wood paneling.

In addition, the Court System purchased Far Away in the Sunshine, a text-based, square piece, for an adjacent reading room. Layers of letters are pressed into the clay. They partially obscure the readability of a Louisa May Alcott quote. Light and shadow reveal the words at certain angles.