ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the remembrance of supposed pasts, emphasizing the uncertainty of our recollections. Memories are altered or lost due to the passage of time, external events, and physiological aspects of how memory is stored. Every time a past moment is recalled, it is rewritten and kept as a new version of that memory; details become altered and lost.  I use the making process to reflect on what once was, having mixed feelings of warmth for their existence and grief for their loss.

 

This body of work is made with these fleeting moments in mind, emulating the act of remembrance through the building and dismantling of vessels and sculpture. Texts found on the surface reference temporality, memory, or personal recollections, many of which were once legible and now partially distorted and diminished through firing methods and glaze effects.  The passage of time and the fading of detail is permanently recorded, mimicking our consciousness and how we hold onto memories. Non-functional vessels express the dark side of reflection, the mourning for what is gone. Geometric sculptures become abstract representations of our memories, and the flaws of our recollections are expressed through organic surfaces, cracks, and distortion of text. Each piece’s texts serve as building blocks that combine to generate an ever-changing monologue that shifts meaning, length, and order based on how the viewer chooses to interact. By bringing in their own histories, the viewer’s individual experience mirrors their own unique lives and memories, creating infinite interpretations.

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