From Inside the Birdhouse explores a relationship between humans and animals, coexisting and merging as outer expressions of the self. Small ceramic figures wearing masks take on the personas of animals and assume their mannerisms. I think of these as masks that conceal the face the world sees, and reveals the persons true state of mind. On a doll-like scale these pieces become miniature worlds where one could imagine creating their own stories. Within the walls of the birdhouse, society, or the mind, there is always room for the extraordinary.