Alignment series consist of my hand-made, -fired, and -painted porcelain works mounted on wooden boards. I fashion each piece literally from raw blocks of earth: forming, carving, and arranging them in correspondence to the spirit of the moment. I also maintain and adapt the experimental qualities of texture, color, and composition of my previous large-format abstract painting series. Firing each piece multiple times at over 2,000° Fahrenheit, I sometimes incorporate liquid 24 karat gold, which solidifies in my kiln. Each piece in this body of work represents a process and product of aligning energies toward a delicate balance available in the minimalism of the present moment.