Visions In Clay 2019
POPJCTs are my most recent body of work and investigate materiality in objects and identity. From disparate materials, contrary textures, and incompatible forms, POPJCTs are intended to manifest harmonious but revealing interactions. These interactions are of the individual with culture, and evoke the ephemerality, disposability, function, utility, value, and experiential worth found and lost in individuality, by the individual. In developing this body of work, I found that I could create objects that solicit tactile interaction and satisfy physical touch, and at the same time elicit questioning and engender uncertainty. These experiences are contingent upon interaction between the object and the individual: they reject norms of instantaneous consumption and immediate disposability, and expect contemplation and connectivity. They make use of the everyday – shapes that are familiar and register as practical – while undermining that comfort with inflected forms, unexpected surfaces, and insecure grasps.
Midrange Porcelain, Glaze, Glitter, Epoxy, Resin, Mason Stain, Found Object
4.5" x5" x 3.5"