Thursday, October 18, 2012

Speaking through surface

From the beginning I have been interested in creating a language in clay that is personal and creatively challenging.  Veiling and revealing, color, and pattern have been at the core of my story as an artist working in clay and in my personal exploration of identity, which like the way I work is about combing simple repeating patterns to create complexity. In the last few months I have begun working with sgraffito a traditional ceramics technique.  More like revealing and excavating, this process has begun to allow me to see a more representational story like quality. Still along the lines of the work I have been pursuing over the past six years, and still inspired by textiles, using the vine and flower imagery I can now manipulate patterns to react to each other in a more narrative way. I plan on pursuing this further to where I can push this imagery.