Our natural world is under threat. As I increasingly look to embrace scientific progress and hope, I also focus on those issues that are staring us in the face, notably climate change/energy crisis/food crisis/nuclear threat and negative power. As we look outwards to worlds beyond our planet as an escape option, I explore themes of attraction/repulsion, familiar/unfamiliar and other-worldliness, by examining the causes and effects of the problems we face on Earth. I present a notion of nature that can be simultaneously threatening and beautiful.
The materials I use in making sculpture are vital to this discourse. I use porcelain for its symbolism, its purity, fragility/ strength in commenting on nature, both as we know and imagine it. The ceramic medium is perfect for harnessing this fragile power. The ceramic methods I use in making are often traditionally based and the sculptures can exist in a variety of environments, often made in components they can transform and change through installation and in response to site-specific contexts and questions.
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