Sunday, April 15, 2007
A Collection of Small Miseries
So at the same time that I began working on the porcelain functional work I was also beginning a new body of figurative sculptural work. In the past I had worked primarily in ceramic installation, creating pieces that were composed of numerous components, some mixed media, mostly clay. But this new work was a drastic re-thinking of scale and approach to sculpture. Obviously strickingly different than the functional work, I've often been told that it seems like 2 seperate people made the works, but in my mind they both originated from a similar place. As an artist what I wanted to do was have a conversation with the audience about things that were going on in the world, dialogues of a political and social nature. The sculptural work presents the content of the work in a more obvious manner, while the functional work is a bit more subtle.