Visions In Clay 2019
I explore the complexities of interpersonal relationships; specifically the spatial and supposed interaction between two or more persons caught in a single moment of time. Through the process of breaking down and deconstructing the figure into smaller more intimate aspects of a bodies posture the emphasis is redirected to the non descript area between, creating a permanent shifting state of tension.
recently i spent a great deal of time listening to paul simon's you can call me al; both the song and the video became my daily mantra reminding me to retain my sense of humor, while dealing with a tense no win situation. I wanted to make a work that captured both the lightheartedness of the video juxtaposed with the much deeper lyrical content. After countless playbacks I decided to incorporate both hard and soft edges in this work; employ a black glaze that I sandblasted at different levels to give more depth and really make the extreme area pop.
Thrown and altered porcelain, cone 6 oxidation fired, sandblasted surface with wood shelf.