My undergraduate work was a response to the natural artifacts of the Osmia Avosetta, as inspirational objects they were found beautiful, abandoned and decaying – a fitting metaphor for work that is precious and ephemeral.
Accompanying my graduating exhibition last year, were hundreds of handmade ceramic lace doilies strewn across the floor. They embodied the work and hours that are invested in a handmade object. I wanted each step to be jarring, a remembrance of time and effort. I hoped the viewers would look up and see a record of time in the pieces at eye-level, yet be conflicted by the destruction of time at their feet. I feel it is in these moments of conflict that we are most aware, our senses similarly attuned to tragedy and beauty.