artwork > a winter series: weeding through it all/preservation

Does every moment exist forever? What is it that compels us to preserve thoughts, memories and events? We search for our cameras and record every moment, compulsively, as if they may slip away before we even get the chance to experience them.

Ancient Sumerian culture used clay to keep track of items, counting, tallying, creating civilization's first inventory. Clay has an innate ability to record marks, scratches, and impressions, and it is my intention to take part in that story through color, texture and imagery. Preserving both personal and universal experiences on clay surfaces seems to legitimize and celebrate every moment.

I find comfort in physics, in that research is confirming that the multiple dimensions that surround us may very well support every moment in time. It seems both magical and a relief that each story we experience as humans may always exist forever, especially when change is the only constant.

anchored
stoneware, slips, glaze, thermo-fax, scrafitto
11" x 13" x 3/4"
2017
the pile of rocks remained
stoneware, slips, glaze, thermo-fax, scrafitto
11” x 11” x ½”
2017
on being good and summer snow
stoneware, low-fire washes, glaze, slip
15.5” x 9” x 9"
2017
climbing a garden and being safe
stoneware, low-fire washes, glaze, slip
2017
math will get us out of here
stoneware, low-fire washes, glaze, slip
11” x 11” x ½”
2017
learning how to ride
stoneware, slips, glaze, thermo-fax, scrafitto
16" x 12" x 1/2"
2017
A press-molded wall piece narrative the flight of time and the impermanence of the present.
stoneware, slips, glaze, thermo-fax, scrafitto
14" x 10" x 1"
2017
first day of kindergarten
Earthenware
12" x 12" x 3"
2016
making it work
Earthenware
6" x 6" x 2"
2016
racing
earthenware press-molded tiles; scrafitto, thermofax, washes, glaze
2017
transient security
Earthenware
56" x 20" x 10"
2013
detail
2013
domestic/glenside trail
earthenware press-molded tiles; scrafitto, thermofax, washes, glaze
32" x 32"
2014