Found and altered ceramic plates, 3D printed clay
35" x 26" x 4"
"Our human relationship with clay begins with the sense of touch and making by hand. The distance technology and tools provide between touch and material is a reflection of our current human trajectory. As we move further from history in time, this separation is chronicled by our actions on earth. I’ve spent the past several years learning unconventional fabrication techniques for constructing and altering clay and ceramics, and I’ve implemented processes entirely foreign to this ancient material, which include digital photography, the CNC machining of clay, and 3D printing. My experiments with new processes are always done in tandem with a memory of handwork and humanness. Sometimes images of hands or human profiles symbolically represent this, other times evidence of analog interventions such as intentional collapsing of printed forms or crude hand forming of clay linger to be fossilized in ceramic form. And still, I also find it convincing enough that my symbolic and metaphorical choices, aesthetic, and intuitive decision making offer the frailty, imperfection, approachability, and compassion of human nature. These persistent reappearances of humanity in my work provide for moments of reflection existing in contrast to the hum, residue and marks of technology."
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This piece is part of the exhibition Nuance: Craftsmanship, Imagination, Innovation, on view in the Sally D Francisco Gallery through May 19th. Purchased pieces can be picked up or shipped after this date.